1st Edition

Developing Sustainable Agriculture in Pakistan

    962 Pages 22 Color & 149 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    946 Pages 22 Color & 149 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    946 Pages 22 Color & 149 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Agriculture plays a pivotal role in the economy and development of Pakistan providing food to consumers, raw materials to industries, and a market for industrial goods.  Unfortunately, agricultural production is stagnant due to several barriers including a fixed cropping pattern, reliance on a few major crops, a narrow genetic pool, poor seed quality, and a changing climate.  In addition, the high cost of production, weak phytosanitary compliance mechanisms, and a lack of cold chain facilities makes Pakistan agriculturally uncompetitive in export markets. Despite all these issues, agriculture is the primary industry in Pakistan and small farmers continue to dominate the business. Small farmers grow crops for subsistence under a fixed cropping pattern and a holistic approach is required to develop agriculture to improve the livelihoods of the rural populace.

    This book presents an exhaustive look at agriculture in Pakistan.  Chapters provide critical analyses of present trends, inadequacies in agriculture, strategic planning, improvement programs and policies while keeping in view the natural resources, plant- and animal-related agricultural production technologies, input supplies, population planning, migration and poverty, and balanced policies on finance, credit, marketing, and trade.




    Chapter 1 Planning for Sustainable Agriculture in Pakistan

    Iqrar Ahmad Khan and Muhammad Sarwar Khan

    Section I Natural Resources and Input Supplies

    Chapter 2 Land Use in Pakistan

    Muhammad Tahir and Tasneem Khaliq

    Chapter 3 Water: Issues and Remedies

    Allah Bakhsh and Muhammad Adnan Shahid

    Chapter 4 Rural Energy Solutions for Community Development

    Anjum Munir, Allah Bakhsh, Abdul Ghafoor, Waseem Amjad, and Umar Farooq

    Chapter 5 Environmental Degradation and Remedial Strategies

    Haroon Rashid and Abdul Nasir

    Chapter 6 Land Degradation: Problems and Remedies

    Zahir Ahmad Zahir, Maqshoof Ahmad, and Ghulam Murtaza

    Chapter 7 Canal Operation through Management Information System

    Muhammad Arshad, Riaz Ahmad, and Muhammad Usman

    Chapter 8 Precision Agriculture and ICT: Future Farming

    Muhammad Jehanzeb Masud Cheema, Hafiz Sultan Mahmood, M. Ahsan Latif, and Ahmad Kamal Nasir

    Chapter 9 Farm Services

    Asghar Ali, Sarfraz Hassan, and Abdul Ghafoor

    Chapter 10 Input Supplies: Production of Quality Seeds

    Muhammad Sarwar Khan and Faiz Ahmad Joyia

    Chapter 11 Fertilizers and Gypsum

    Javaid Akhtar, Muhammad Yaseen, Muhammad Rashid, Ghulam Murtaza, and Muhammad Aamer Maqsood

    Chapter 12 Input Supplies: The Starring Role of Pesticide Inputs in Agricultural Productivity and Food Security

    Muhammad Jalal Arif, Muhammad Dildar Gogi, Ahmad Nawaz, Muhammad Sufyan, Rashad Rasool Khan, and Muhammad Arshad

    Section II Crop Production and Health

    Chapter 13 Climate Change and Agriculture

    Ashfaq Ahmad and Khalid Hussain

    Chapter 14 Treatment and Management of Low Quality Water for Irrigation

    Ghulam Murtaza, Muhammad Zia-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Aamer Maqsood, and Abdul Ghafoor

    Chapter 15 Stagnant Yields

    Abdul Khaliq, Amir Shakeel, Muhammad Kashif, and Ghulam Mustafa

    Chapter 16 Crop Diversification

    Shahzad M. A. Basra, Maqsood Hussain, Abdul Wahid, and Muhammad Farooq

    Chapter 17 High Value Horticultural Crops

    Iftikhar Ahmad, Saeed Ahmad, Khurram Ziaf, M. Muzammil Jahangir, and Raheel Anwar

    Chapter 18 Forestry and Range Management in Pakistan: Present Potential and Way Forward

    Muhammad T. Siddiqui, Muhammad F. Nawaz, Rashid A. Khan, and Zahoor H. Khan

    Chapter 19 Biotechnology and GM Crops

    Muhammad Sarwar Khan and Faiz Ahmad Joyia

    Chapter 20 Plant Diseases of Major Crops and the Way Forward for Their Management

    Muhammad Amjad Ali, Amjad Abbas, Muhammad Atiq, Nasir Ahmad Rajput, Khalid Naveed, and Nazir Javed

    Chapter 21 Trends in Sustainable Management of Emerging Insect Pests

    Muhammad Jalal Arif, Waqas Wakil, Muhammad Dildar Gogi, Rashad Rasool Khan, Muhammad Arshad, Muhammad Sufyan, Ahmad Nawaz, Abid Ali, and Shahid Majeed

    Chapter 22 Status of Pesticides and Their Alternatives for Crop Sustainability in Pakistan

    Amjad Abbas, Muhammad Amjad Ali, Arbab Ahmad, Safdar Ali, Amer Habib, Luqman Amrao, and Abdul Rehman

    Section III Animal Production and Health

    Chapter 23 Livestock Production: Status and Policy Options

    M. Sajjad Khan, S. A. Bhatti, S. H. Raza, M. S. Rehman, and F. Hassan

    Chapter 24 Poultry Production: Status, Issues, and Future Prospect

    Pervez Akhtar, Umar Farooq, and M. Sajjad Khan

    Chapter 25 Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture in Pakistan

    Muhammad Javed and Khalid Abbas

    Chapter 26 Livestock and Poultry Health: Issues and Way Forward

    M. Tariq Javed, Ghulam Muhammad, Nazir Ahmad, Laeeq Akbar Lodhi, Zafar Iqbal, Sajjad-ur-Rahman, Ahmad Din Anjum, Faqir Muhammad. Zafar Iqbal Qureshi, Muhammad Sohail Sajid, Muhammad Kashif Saleemi, Farah Deeba, Bilal Aslam, Aisha Khatoon, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Imran Arshad, and Rizwan Aslam

    Chapter 27 Malnutrition in Children and One Health

    Mian Kamran Sharif, Masood Sadiq Butt, Muhammad Kashif Saleemi, and Muhammad Imran Arshad

    Section IV Agricultural Incentives for Farmers

    Chapter 28 Gender Dimensions of Agriculture: Status, Trends, and Gap

    Farkhanda Anjum, Muhammad Iqbal Zafar, Kanwal Asghar, and Ayesha Riaz

    Chapter 29 Population Planning and Labor in Pakistan.............................................................. 635

    A. A. Maan, Izhar A. Khan, and N. Farah

    Chapter 30 Rural Poverty

    Saria Akhtar, Muhammad Iqbal Zafar, Shabbir Ahmad, and Naima Nawaz

    Chapter 31 Rural–Urban Migration

    N. Farah, Izhar A. Khan, and A. A. Maan

    Chapter 32 Rural Development

    Tanvir Ali, Babar Shahbaz, Muhammad Iftikhtar, Ijaz Ashraf, Shoukat Ali, Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Aqeela Saghir, and Muhammad Saleem Mohsin

    Chapter 33 Outreach and Social Mobilization: Challenges and Opportunities

    Munir Ahmad, Babar Shahbaz, and Mahmood Ahmad Randhawa

    Chapter 34 Fiscal Policy in Agriculture

    Tahira Sadaf, Muhammad Ashfaq, Rakhshanda Kousar, and Qaisar Abbas

    Chapter 35 Agricultural Credit and Cooperation

    Khalid Mushtaq and M. Khalid Bashir

    Chapter 36 Agricultural Marketing

    Abdul Ghafoor and Hammad Badar

    Chapter 37 Regional Trade: Pakistan’s Perspective

    Burhan Ahmad, Abdul Ghafoor, and Asif Maqbool

    Chapter 38 Value Addition

    Moazzam R. Khan, Aamir Shehzad, Aysha Sameen, and Masood Sadiq Butt



    Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Sarwar Khan