Sustainable Development and Agriculture Sector: A Case Study of Sindh

Muhammad Bachal Jamali, Nanik Ram, Ikhtiar Ali Ghumro, Faiz.M. Shaikh

Abstract


This research investigates the Sustainable Development and Agriculture Sector A Case Study of Sindh. Data were collected from 900 respondents from nine districts by using simple random technique, A Structural questionnaire was the basic tool for the measurement the sustainability in agriculture sector. It was revealed that diverting a sizeable area from the existing cropping sequence to other crops and enterprises to meet the ever-increasing demand for food, fibre, fodder, fuel while taking care of soil health and agro-ecosystem. The cost benefit analysis shows that they promise good returns to the farmers, though the returns on maize are not so promising. Natural conditions are particularly suitable to the districts of Nawabshah and Halla to the cultivation of maize. Similarly cotton may be a natural choice in Ghotki and Sukkur to reduce the cropped area under rice in the districts.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/jas.v3n2p178

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Journal of Agricultural Science ISSN 1916-9752 (Print) ISSN 1916-9760 (Online)

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