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Farm Productivity in Punjab, Pakistan: Patterns, Determinants and Implications

newdigital Farm Productivity in Punjab, Pakistan:
Patterns, Determinants and Implications
Article
journal RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI
issue RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI - 2019 - 1
title Farm Productivity in Punjab, Pakistan: Patterns, Determinants and Implications
author
publisher Vita e Pensiero
format Article | Pdf
online since 07-2019
doi 10.26350/000518_000025
issn 0035-676X (print) | 1827-7918 (digital)
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This study assesses farm productivity patterns, determinants and implications in Punjab, Pakistan by using farm-level data for 2003-04 and 2007-08. It is observed that farm productivity declined by 50 per cent from 2003-04 to 2007-08, which, in turn, led to decrease in farm income by 27.5 per cent, while off-farm income was increased. The results reveal that determinants like seeds, fertilizers, irrigation and labour contributed positively and significantly to productivity in both periods. Surprisingly, land contributed negatively to productivity in the second period, and this can be explained by the increase in land value. This study recommends that the farmers should be supplied quality farm inputs timely at reasonable prices along with the provision of effective extension services to boost productivity and thus income and savings of farm households of Punjab.

keywords

Farm productivity, Determinants, Pakistan.

Author biography

maqsud_aslam@yahoo.com