Energy for Agriculture in Pakistan

Jameel M (1982). Energy for Agriculture in Pakistan. IIASA Research Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-82-020

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Abstract

This study analyses the use of commercial energy in Pakistan agriculture, the main categories considered being chemical fertilizers, irrigation, farm machines, seeds and pesticides. Looking about two decades ahead, the desired output of the agricultural system--food crops, animal products, raw materials for industry--is estimated under reasonable assumptions which are explicitly stated in context. Different mixes of input for achieving the output target are then examined using a scenario approach. The various "futures" studied are combinations of significantly differing alternatives for supplying plant nutrients and doing farm work. Energy implications of each future are worked out and possibilities for energy conservation, having other important benefits as well, are briefly indicated during discussions of water requirements, nutrient needs and farm mechanization.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report)
Research Programs: Energy Program (ENP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:50
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2016 05:20
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1840

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