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Agriculture land resources and food security nexus in Punjab, Pakistan: an empirical ascertainment

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Date of publication: 
September 2015
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ISSN: 0954-0105 (Print) 1465-3443 (Online); DOI: 10.1080/09540105.2015.1079593
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Agriculture is the backbone of Pakistan’s economy. It employs 45% of the labor force, contributes 21.4% to the gross domestic product and provides food to more than 180 million people of the country. The required plethoric resources to produce food correspondingly protect the population against food insecurity. This study explores the distribution of land resources, their ranking and relationships with food security in all districts of Punjab province of Pakistan. The Gini Coefficient and multiple linear regression were employed. The results showed positive relationships between the Gini of operational land holdings and the proportion of land ownership titles with the proportion of food-insecure population and food availability while the rest exhibited negative relationships as theoretically and statistically justified, which is contrary to earlier studies. It is strongly recommended that policy-makers must redefine the threshold level of land ownership holdings/operational holdings to produce in abundance not only for food availability for household consumption but for food distribution across regions as well.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Zahid Mahmood, Sana Iftikhar, Abdul Saboor, Atta Ullah Khan & Muhammad Khan

Food and Agricultural Immunology

Food and Agricultural Immunology is an international open access journal publishing immunological research with applications in food, agricultural, environmental and veterinary science.

Food and Agricultural Immunology aims to expand our understanding of the interactions at the interface of food and immune systems. It is essential reading for food scientists, immunologists and all those concerned with the interaction between food and immune systems.

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