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Productivity Growth and Resource Degradation in Pakistan’s Punjab: A Decomposition Analysis

Productivity Growth and Resource Degradation in Pakistan’s Punjab: A Decomposition Analysis ___PS 2' AVJ POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER 2480 Productivity Growth The introduction of green revolution technologies in and Resource Degradation wheat and rice production in in Pakistan's Pun .b Pakistan's Punjab province lrl a Pa ) (lstan s Punl reversed the country's food crisis and stimulated rapid A Decomposition Analysis agricultural and economic growth. But resource degradation through Mubarik Ali intensification, Derek Byerlee monocropping, and mismanagement of water resources has offset much of the productivity effect of technological change. The World Bank Rural Development Department U November 2000 Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized | POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER 2480 Summary findings The introduction of green revolution technologies in A second, disaggregated data set on soil and water wheat and rice production in Asia in the mid-1960s quality reveals significant resource degradation. The reversed the food crisis and stimulated rapid agricultural authors use the two data sets to decompose the effects of and economic growth. But the sustainability of this technical change and resource degradation through intensification strategy is being questioned in liglit of the application of a cost function. heavy use of external inputs and growing evidence of a They find that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Economic Development and Cultural Change Unpaywall

Productivity Growth and Resource Degradation in Pakistan’s Punjab: A Decomposition Analysis

Economic Development and Cultural ChangeJul 1, 2002
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___PS 2' AVJ POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER 2480 Productivity Growth The introduction of green revolution technologies in and Resource Degradation wheat and rice production in in Pakistan's Pun .b Pakistan's Punjab province lrl a Pa ) (lstan s Punl reversed the country's food crisis and stimulated rapid A Decomposition Analysis agricultural and economic growth. But resource degradation through Mubarik Ali intensification, Derek Byerlee monocropping, and mismanagement of water resources has offset much of the productivity effect of technological change. The World Bank Rural Development Department U November 2000 Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized | POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER 2480 Summary findings The introduction of green revolution technologies in A second, disaggregated data set on soil and water wheat and rice production in Asia in the mid-1960s quality reveals significant resource degradation. The reversed the food crisis and stimulated rapid agricultural authors use the two data sets to decompose the effects of and economic growth. But the sustainability of this technical change and resource degradation through intensification strategy is being questioned in liglit of the application of a cost function. heavy use of external inputs and growing evidence of a They find that

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