Bulletin of Business and Economics (BBE)

ISSN - 2414-1771 (Print)

ISSN - 2409-9368 (Online)


Water Resources and Agricultural Productivity in Pakistan: An Empirical Analysis


Authors:

Muhammad Zahid Naeem, Fiaz Ahmad Sulehri

Citation:

Naeem, Z. M. and Sulehri, F. A. (2019). Water Resources and Agricultural Productivity in Pakistan: An Empirical Analysis. Bulletin of Business and Economics, 8(1), 46-56.

Abstract:

The study has examined the impact of water resources on agricultural productivity in Pakistan from 1975 to 2015. For examining the stationarity of variables, Augmented Dickey-Fuller (ADF) unit root test is used. Autoregressive Distributed Lag Approach (ARDL) is used for cointegration among the variables of the model. The estimated results of the study show that water resources have a positive and significant impact on agricultural productivity in Pakistan over the selected time period. The results of the study show that water resources are useful for agricultural productivity. On the basis of empirical results, this study proposes that water resources must be improved in the case of Pakistan, to enhance the agricultural productivity.

Keywords:

agricultural productivity, water resources, ARDL

Jel Code:

N5, O13

Article Type:

Research Paper

Pages:

46-56

Publisher:

Research Foundation for Humanity (RFH)


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