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A critique of the green revolution in West Pakistan


  • Amjad, Rashid


This paper analyses the distinct features of the “Green Revolution” in the context of Pakistan’s impressive agriculture performance in the 1960s. It points out to the “conflicts, social unrest and tensions’ it generated and draws lesson in the framing of a future agriculture policy.

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  • Amjad, Rashid, 1972. "A critique of the green revolution in West Pakistan," MPRA Paper 39257, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:39257

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    Agricultural Economics; Agribusiness; Green Revolution; Pakistan;

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    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness


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