IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Agricultural Productivity Impact of a Mini-Dam: A Case Study of Ziarat, Balochistan

Listed author(s):
  • Zohaib Saeed

    (Mazars Consulting, Pakistan)

  • Usman Mustafa

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Islamabad)

  • Hafsa Hina

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Islamabad)

  • Shazia Saeed

    (Department of Botany, University of Balochistan, Pakistan)

Water scarcity in Balochistan is more severe as of Pakistan. Ground water level is depleting day by day. One of the solutions for such problem is to store water through mini-dams. This study is conducted to find an impact of mini-dam on agricultural productivity in Ziarat, taking apple as the main crop. Primary data of 80 households are collected from two villages (one having a dam and other without having a dam) namely Kawas and Verchoom through stratified random sampling. Cobb-Douglas production function is utilised to form the production function for apple and estimated by using OLS technique. Nine explanatory variables are used for finding the impact over apple yield i.e. farm size, farmer education, farming experience, tree age, fertiliser, irrigation number, pruning and dummy (for capturing the importance of dam). Results revealed that all variables are found significant except farming experience, pruning and tree age. It is concluded that mini-dam played an important role in increasing agricultural productivity, livelihood of the community and contribute positively in improving their living standard.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
Download Restriction: no

Article provided by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics in its journal The Pakistan Development Review.

Volume (Year): 51 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 277-287

in new window

Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:51:y:2012:i:4:p:277-287
Contact details of provider: Postal:
P.O.Box 1091, Islamabad-44000

Phone: (92)(51)9248051
Fax: (92)(51)9248065
Web page:

More information through EDIRC

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:51:y:2012:i:4:p:277-287. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Khurram Iqbal)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.