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Impact of Farm Inputs on Cotton Productivity in Pakistan: an Econometric Analysis (1980 - 2010)

Developing Country Studies
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The study is conducted in 2013 to see the impact of area under cotton crop and fertilizers off-take on its productivity in Pakistan by considering time series data rsince1980 till 2010 by evaluating econometric techniques. The finding showed that one hectare increase in area under cotton cultivation brings about 0.87 tones increase in total cotton production while 1 percent increase in fertilizer off-take for cotton bring about 0.63 tones increase in cotton production. Due to positive, statistically significant at 5 percent and high value of R-squared (0.82) of the explanatory variables, it is recommended that more and more area under cotton cultivation, suitable and proper amount of fertilizers off-take should be managed to increase cotton production. Keywords: Impact; farm inputs; area; fertilizer off-take; cotton productivity; econometric analysis.

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