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SAO’s Work in Pakistan

Our work in Pakistan includes enhancing the research and development capacity of country’s various federal and provincial planning departments and research agencies and bringing about reforms in the agricultural policies and programs. We also work towards climate-smart agriculture, agricultural productivity and markets, water resource management, greater technology adoption, advocating better nutrition, developing rural economies and improvement of agricultural service delivery system for elimination of hunger and bringing sustainable food and nutrition security for all.

Senior Researcher:

Stephen Davies, Senior Research Fellow

Latest Publications:

Ma, Xingliang; Smale, Melinda; Spielman, David J.; Zambrano, Patricia; Nazli, Hina; and Zaidi, Fatima. 2017. A question of integrity: Variants of Bt Cotton, pesticides and productivity in Pakistan. Journal of Agricultural Economics 68(2): 366-385. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1477-9552.12174

Kosec, Katrina; and Mo, Cecilia Hyunjung. 2017. Aspirations and the role of social protection: evidence from a natural disaster in rural Pakistan. World Development 97(September 2017): 49-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.03.039

Tang, Yin; Hooshyar, Milad; Zhu, Tingju; Ringler, Claudia; Sun, Alexander Y.; Long, Di; and Wang, Dingbao. 2017. Reconstructing annual groundwater storage changes in a large-scale irrigation region using GRACE data and Budyko model. Journal of Hydrology 551(August 2017): 397-406. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.06.021

Khan, Hassaan F.; Yang, Y. C. Ethan; Ringler, Claudia; Wi, Sungwook; Cheema, Muhammad Jehanzeb Masud; and Basharat, Muhammad. 2017. Guiding groundwater policy in the Indus Basin of Pakistan using a physically based groundwater model. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 143(3): 05016014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000733

Spielman, David J., ed.; Malik, Sohail Jehangir, ed.; Dorosh, Paul A., ed.; and Ahmad, Nuzhat, ed. 2016. Agriculture and the rural economy in Pakistan: Issues, outlooks, and policy priorities. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press on behalf of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).  https://doi.org/10.9783/9780812294217

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