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Application of Multiple Criteria Decision Models for Oilseed Crops in Pakistan’s Punjab

Muhammad Azeem Khan and Tahir Rehman
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Muhammad Azeem Khan: Agricultural Economic Research Unit, Social Sciences Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad.
Tahir Rehman: Department of Agriculture, University of Reading, U.K.

The Pakistan Development Review, 2000, vol. 39, issue 4, 515-532

Abstract: Pakistan is deficient in major food products. Self-sufficiency in food has virtually always been a major priority, because imports of wheat, edible oil, sugar, pulses and milk products put a massive burden on the balance of payments for the country. The increase in the production of oilseed has been a priority goal of the agricultural development policy in Pakistan. The oilseed crops have been validated as alternative crops on several target locations of different agro-ecological zones [PARC (1990)]; but the success of this validation work in terms of their dissemination is very limited. The possibility of including these crops in well established systems needed to be well conceived. The selection of farming systems, which have the potential to adopt such crops, is a prerequisite to investigate the problems and prospects of oilseed crops. The emphasis of the study is, therefore, on the identification of typical farm situations where the oilseed crops can be evaluated for their potential inclusion in the cropping plans. A real decision-making environment in agriculture involves several objectives along with their explicit targets.

Date: 2000
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