Agriculture and the Rural Economy in Pakistan

Can the Pakistan's agricultural sector and rural economy once again play a significant role in growth and development? Agriculture and the Rural Economy in Pakistan: Issues, Outlooks, and Policy Priorities identifies several measures that can promote agricultural productivity growth as well as wider economic and social development.

Agriculture and the Rural Economy in Pakistan
Issues, Outlooks, and Policy Priorities

Edited by David J. Spielman, Sohail J. Malik, Paul Dorosh, and Nuzhat Ahmad

2016 | 560 pages | Cloth $79.95
Economics | Public Policy | Agriculture
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Table of Contents

Tables and Figures and Box
Foreword
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 Food, Agriculture, and Rural Development in Pakistan
—David J. Spielman, Sohail J. Malik, Paul Dorosh, and Nuzhat Ahmad
Chapter 2 Agriculture, Land, and Productivity in Pakistan
—Sohail J. Malik, Shujat Ali, Khalid Riaz, Edward Whitney, Mehrab Malek, and Ahmad Waqas
Chapter 3 Consumption, Nutrition, and Poverty
—Sohail J. Malik, Hina Nazli, Edward Whitney, Asma Shahzad, and Amina Mehmood
Chapter 4 Irrigation and Water Management in the Indus Basin: Infrastructure and Management Strategies to Improve Agricultural Productivity
—Stephen Davies, Arthur Gueneau, Dawit Mekonnen, Claudia Ringler, and Sherman Robinson
Chapter 5 The Architecture of the Pakistani Seed System: A Case of Market-Regulation Dissonance
Muhammad Ahsan Rana, David J. Spielman, and Fatima Zaidi
Chapter 6 Pakistan's Fertilizer Sector: Structure, Policies, Performance, and Impacts
—Mubarik Ali, Faryal Ahmed, Hira Channa, and Stephen Davies
Chapter 7 Agricultural Prices and Trade Policies
—Paul Dorosh, Elena Briones Alonso, Shuaib Malik, and Abdul Salam
Chapter 8 Public Service Delivery for Rural Development
—Madiha Afzal, Gissele Gajate Garrido, Brian Holtemeyer, and Katrina Kosec
Chapter 9 Devolution in Pakistan: Implications for Agriculture and Rural Development
—Danielle Resnick and Abdul Wajid Rana
Chapter 10 Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Rural Pakistan
—Nuzhat Ahmad, Madeeha Hameed, Huma Khan, and Sara Rafi
Chapter 11 Understanding the Aspirations of the Rural Poor
—Katrina Kosec and Huma Khan
Chapter 12 Agricultural Growth, Poverty, and the Rural Nonfarm Economy: A Spatial Economy-wide Analysis
—Paul Dorosh, Emily Schmidt, and James Thurlow
Chapter 13 Summing Up: Policy and Investment Priorities for Agriculture and the Rural Economy in Pakistan
—David J. Spielman and Sohail J. Malik

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