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Impact of Agricultural Credit on Livestock Income: A Case Study of District Lasbela, Balochistan

Impact of Agricultural Credit on Livestock Income: A Case Study of District Lasbela, Balochistan

Khalid Khan*1, Muhammad Abdul Kamal2, Saubia Ramazan3, Gulawar Khan4, Gulzar Ali5 and Sheharyar Ahmed

1Department of Economics, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences (LUAWMS) Uthal, Balochistan; 4Department of Economics, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan; 2University of Balochistan; 4LUAWMS Uthal, Balochistan; 5School of Economics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China; 6Department of Economics, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan.

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ABSTRACT

This study has evaluated the impact of agricultural credit on livestock income in district Lasbela, Balochistan. For assessment, we have used primary and secondary data to test the relationship between agricultural credit and livestock income. The results of the study indicate that agricultural credit help to develop livestock sector and enhance livestock income of the farmers by 65%. Furthermore, the elasticity of agricultural credit is higher than the elasticity of family size and education level. The elasticity of the credit, family size and education level are 11%, 0.09 % and 0.05% respectively. Thus, this paper argue that if the policy makers give priority to livestock in agricultural credit and devise easy credit procedures for the small farmers, will ultimately result in alleviating the problem of poverty and unemployment in the region.  

 

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Sarhad Journal of Agriculture

September

Vol. 34, Iss. 3, Pages 494-711

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