Policies to reduce environmental degradation and enhance irrigation and drainage in the Indus Basin of Pakistan
Growth rates in the yields of rice and wheat in the Indus Basin of Pakistan have been declining in recent years, for reasons that include the degradation of soil and water resources. Policies regarding irrigation water, technology, and energy prices have contributed to the resource degradation. This paper describes how agricultural policies influence farm-level irrigation and drainage decisions, while suggesting how those policies might be modified to promote improvements in resource quality and to restore positive rates of growth in crop yields. The paper includes a review of recent literature ...
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