Smallholder agriculture in the economic and social development of Pakistan


In 18 pages, this chapter explains the standard development model and how this has shifted, influenced by the growth of China. Charts illustrate long-term disparities between Pakistan and other regions, comparing growth in agriculture, industry and services. The research outlines the driving factors in the rapidly changing nature and context of agriculture globally. In contrast, small family farms remain dominant in Pakistan and the 2010 census analysis reveals a massive rise in the number of small and very small farms. A new approach towards inclusive rural transformation is described, as well as the potential social and economic impact of such a transformation. 2019