Factors Which Affect the Sustainable Production of Cotton in Pakistan: A Detailed Case Study from Bahawalpur District

  • Abid Hussain Nadeem
  • Muhammad Nazim
  • Muhammad Hashim
  • Muhammad Kashif Javed
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 241)

Abstract

Pakistan is one of the most important cotton producing and consuming country in the World. The present study purpose is to explore the important factors affecting cotton production in Pakistan. A sample of cotton growing respondents was randomly selected from different villages of Punjab province. Some production function was employed to assess the effects of education, land fertilization, weather, land preparation, seed, irrigation, etc. On the productivity of cotton. Education, plant protection measures, fertilizer and land preparation were contributing towards higher cotton yield on the sampled respondents farms. So, there is a great need to educate the farmers on priority basis for adopting recommended practices. The extension staff can play a highly positive role in this regard. At the end, a detailed discussion is proposed to show the efficiency of the proposed model.

Keywords

Factors affecting cotton yield Cost of production Cost benefit ratio Bahawalpur district Pakistan 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abid Hussain Nadeem
    • 1
  • Muhammad Nazim
    • 1
  • Muhammad Hashim
    • 1
  • Muhammad Kashif Javed
    • 1
  1. 1.Uncertainty Decision-Making LaboratorySichuan UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China

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