Alternate Modes of Irrigation and Farmer Returns Under Conjunctive Water Management in Pakistan
AbstractThe paper describes a study of canal and supplemental ground water used by 544 farmers for wheat growing in the Rechna Doab catchment of Pakistan. The main objective was to assess the on-farm financial gains through alternate modes of irrigation and comparing them with conjunctive water use. For econometric analysis, a linear relationship between the wheat production and different determinant variables was assumed. The results highlighted the problem of increased use of tubewell water in the saline groundwater zones that had resulted in the deterioration of the groundwater quality and led to the problem of permanent upconing of saline groundwater. Conjunctive water management increased the farm income by about Rs. 1000 and 5000 per hectare compared to only using the canal and tubewell water, respectively The results of financial analysis show that the net gains were 30 percent higher on the farms using conjunctive water management as compared to the farms using only tubewell irrigation.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Land and Environment in its journal Australasian Agribusiness Review.
Volume (Year): 11 (2003)
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canal water; supplemental ground water; wheat; Rechna Doab catchment; Pakistan; conjunctive water use; econometric analysis; tubewell water; saline groundwater; income; Agribusiness; Crop Production/Industries; Farm Management; Food Security and Poverty; International Development; International Relations/Trade; Land Economics/Use; Production Economics; Productivity Analysis; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession; ISSN 1442-6951;
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- Raju, K. V. & Brewer, J. D., 2000. "Conjunctive management, North Bihar, India," IWMI Books, Reports H026072, International Water Management Institute.
- Brewer, J. D. & Sharma, K. R., 2000. "Conjunctive management in the Hardinath Irrigation System, Nepal," IWMI Books, Reports H026071, International Water Management Institute.
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