Course Outline

  1. Agricultural economics: its concept, nature, scope and significance,
  2. Interrelationship between agricultural and non-agricultural development.
  3. The misguided intersect oral development strategies followed at the early stage of Pakistan development and the role of agriculture in the national economy changed over time.
  4. The political dimensions of agricultural growth in the past.
  5. Important public policy issues such as changes in the land tenure systems and land tax reforms.
  6. Issues involved in foreign trade and development of agriculture.
  7. Input output price policies in the agriculture sectors of Pakistan’s economy and whateffect they has on producers and consumers.

Reference Books

  1. Margret, Capstick. The Economics of Agriculture, George Allen Unwin Ltd., Latest Edition.
  2. Aslam, Chaudry M. Agricultural Development and Public Policies, Izhar Sons, Lahore.
  3. Ghatak S., and Ingersent K. Agriculture and Economic Development. Harvester Press, Latest Edition.
  4. Johnston, Bruce, and Fellir Kily. Agriculture and Structural Transformation, Economic Strategies in late Developing Countries.
  5. Khan, Mahmood-ul-Hassan. The Economics of Green revolution in Pakistan. New York Published.
  6. Karamat, A., Political Economy of Rural Development in Pakistan. Lahore Vanguard Book House.
  7. Shafi M. Pricing of farm Produce in Pakistan, Objectives, Practices, and Experiences. Print Associates International, Islamabad.
  8. Erike, Thorbake. The role of Agriculture in Economic Development. Columbia University Press.
  9. Colman D. and Young T. Principals of Agricultural Economics, Markets and Prices in Less Developed Countries, Cambridge University Press.
  10. Yujiro Hayami and Vernon W. Ruttan. Agricultural Development, John Hopkin University Press.