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Empirical Investigation of Impact of Land Fragmentation on Crop Productivity in Punjab, Pakistan

Empirical Investigation of Impact of Land Fragmentation on Crop Productivity in Punjab, Pakistan

Rakhshanda Kousar1, Muhammad Sohail Amjad Makhdum2, Raza Ullah1, Aqeela Saghir3, Sohaib Usman3* and Tahira Sadaf

1Institute of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan; 2Department of Economics, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan; 3Institute of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.

sohaibusmancheema174@gmaial.com  

ABSTRACT

Agriculture plays a key role in the economy of Pakistan. However, its growth is decreasing in the recent past due to land fragmentation. It is a constraint for agricultural productivity. The study aims at analyzing the impact of land fragmentation on productivity and profitability of crops. The primary data were collected from 120 farmers of rural area of Faisalabad. This study calculated the extent of land fragmentation by using Simpson index. Production function was employed to estimate the impact of land fragmentation on the crop productivity. The results suggested that higher the land fragmentation of the farms, negative is the impact on the productivity. The findings of the study have important implication for formulating of efficient land use policy. 

 

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Sarhad Journal of Agriculture

June

Vol. 36, Iss. 2, Pages 374-733

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