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Cultivator Market Pakistan-Cereal Responsiveness in and Cash Crops

John Cummings
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John Cummings: Tufts University, Medford (Mass.),U.S.A.

The Pakistan Development Review, 1975, vol. 14, issue 3, 261-273

Abstract: In an attempt to identify the effect of various economic, social and political factors on the degree of market responsiveness displayed by cultivators of both food and cash crops, estimates of the supply elasticities of several crops were made. The analysis employed a Nerlove-type supply model [5], which has been widely applied in recent years to the production of a considerable number of crops. Most of the earlier studies have been aggregate in nature, but, given the motivation of the present effort, such an approach was not appro?riate. Pakistan displays a profile made up of a wide variety of climatological, topographical, and even sociological circumstances ranging from the littoral districts near Karachi to the mountains above Peshawar, and our basic intention was to highlight any inter-regional rural differences.

Date: 1975
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