Herani, Gobind and Wasim, Mohammad Pervez and Rajar, Allah Wasayo and Shaikh, Riaz Ahmed (2007): Farming Management in Pakistan: Suggested Techniques. Published in: International Journal of Management Research and Technology , Vol. 1, No. 1(2):143-151 (December 2007): pp. 143-153.
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Abstract: In this paper an attempt has been made to identify types of farming in deserted district Tharparkar, Pakistan and suggest the techniques for improvement. Study reveals that in Tharparkar farming is of three types: rain-fed agriculture (crops), livestock and use of rangeland (no-crops). Situation of rain-fed agriculture is very bad because of fluctuation in amount of rainfall year to year. Livestock is sustainable source of income generation and use of rangeland is also beneficial. Following techniques needs for its improvement: forecast of rain, quality of seed, methods of cultivation, financial support, market, electricity, export program, storage facilities, NGOs support, water facilities, awareness of education, roads, gas, cultivation of Kandi plant, and other indigenous and exotic plants, village organization, time to time research, reform of a farmland, rearing of livestock of better quality, and conservation of rangeland. The study concludes that livestock will be first level sustainable source of income; rangeland second and farmland third if suggested techniques are applied.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Farming Management in Pakistan: Suggested Techniques|
|English Title:||Farming Management in Pakistan: Suggested Techniques|
|Keywords:||Farming, Rain-Fed, Livestock, Rangeland, Vegetation and Sustainable|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q16 - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J4 - Particular Labor Markets > J43 - Agricultural Labor Markets
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q15 - Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O13 - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q12 - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
|Depositing User:||Gobind M. Herani|
|Date Deposited:||30. Jun 2009 00:18|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 00:42|
Endnotes 1 The land which is allotted to farmers by revenue department for the purpose of agriculture is called farmland. 2 The land, which is not allotted, to farmers and forest department is called rangeland. 3 Interview of Tharis from different villages 4 Interviews of Tharis’ farmers of Nagarparkar and Vat area of Thar 5 Interview of Tharis from different villages 6 Interview of Tharis from different villages 7 Interview of different villagers of Balochistan and Dr. Farukh Akhtari Hub Choki Balochistan
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