Muhammad Khurshid, Muhammad Nafees, Inam-ur-Rahim and Wajid Rashid

...stify;"> The upland pastures in western Himalayan of Northern Pakistan are traditionally used by mobile pastoralists for livestock grazing during summer. Since the late 1980’s, these pastures have been used for off season vegetables cultivation which leads to change the traditional mobile pastoral system. This study was carried out in Naran valley in 2015, to understand the agriculture land use changes during the ...

Muhammad Khurshid1,2*, Muhammad Nafees1, Mehmet Somuncu2

... as forest, agriculture, pastures and snow cover were recorded by means of Global Positioning System (GPS) and further processed to develop maps by using Geographic Information System (GIS). The impacts of agriculture encrachment were determined by means of group discussions, household’s interviews and personel observations. The results showed that crops cultivation occupied 18 % of the bottomlands in Naran valley, where this cultivation is gradually ext...

Sarhad Journal of Agriculture

December

Vol. 35, Iss. 4, Pages 1020-1356

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