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Analysing the Impact of Climate Change on Rice Productivity in Pakistan

Ahmad, Munir and Nawaz, Muhammad and Iqbal, Muhammad and Javed, Sajid (2014): Analysing the Impact of Climate Change on Rice Productivity in Pakistan.

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Abstract

This study, applying Fixed Effect Model (FEM), analyses the impact of climate change on yield of fine and coarse rice in Pakistan using district-level panel data for the period of 19872010. The evidence suggests that climate change significantly affects yield of both types of rice crops. The impact varies across different phenological stages of the crop in magnitude as well as direction. Precipitation forms a statistically significant non-linear relationship with yield for both types of rice. No evidence, however, was found for presence of non-linear temperature effects. Additionally, fertilizer use plays a significant role in enhancing yield in case of Basmati rice only

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