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Proceedings: 3rd International Conference on Food and Agricultural Economics: VULNERABILITY OF SUGARCANE CROP PRODUCTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN PAKISTAN: AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION

Usman Shakoor, Mudassar Rashid, Iftikh-ul-Husnain, Muhammad and Tahir Arif

No 296777, 3rd International Conference on Food and Agricultural Economics, April 25-26, 2019, Alanya, Turkey from International Conference on Food and Agricultural Economics

Abstract: Climate change and its impact on agriculture productivity has gain an important consideration in recent times. Pakistan is in that part of the world, which is the one most vulnerable region to the climate change. Sugarcane is one of the cash crop of Pakistan which contributes significantly towards total agriculture crop productions. It is therefore dire need to evaluate climate change impacts on sugarcane crop production. The current evaluated the impacts of climate change on sugarcane crop production of Pakistan using ARDL (Auto Regressive Distributed Lag) bound testing approach. The empirical results guided as that climate change has significant positive effect on sugarcane crop production of Pakistan. Increase in rainfall would increase sugarcane production. One percent increase in rainfall would increase sugarcane production by 0.17 percent in long run. effect on crop production of Pakistan. Increase in mean temperature also increased sugarcane crop productions. Fertilizer use and water availability in form of ground and canal has contributed positively towards sugarcane production.

Keywords: Crop Production/Industries; Environmental Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2019-04
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.296777

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