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Articles by Abdul Gafoor
Total Records ( 2 ) for Abdul Gafoor
  Muhammad Asif , Manzoor Ahmed , Abdul Gafoor and Zhahoor Aslam
  Present study was conducted to determine the impact of laser land leveling versus traditional land leveling on wheat productivity, land and water-use efficiency during Rabi 2000-2001. The result indicated that Laser land leveling gave significantly higher grain yields (5.56 t ha-1) than the unleveled land (3.99 t ha-1) but was at par with traditionally leveled one. However, no significant differences among the treatments were recorded for 1000-grain weight and grains ear-1. The total irrigation duration and applied water depth was reduced by 47 and 15% as compared to unleveled and traditional leveled fields, respectively. The laser-leveled fields exhibited the highest water use efficiency (WUE), which was 98.7 and 29.36% higher than the unleveled and traditionally leveled field, respectively. It was concluded that the use of Laser Land leveling surely increases grain yield and save irrigation water as compared to traditional method of sowing.
  Khalid Mushtaq , Abdul Gafoor and Abeduallah
  This paper has examined the long-run relationship between daily per capita calorie intake, per capita income and food prices for Pakistan using aggregate data 1960-2001. Cointegration analysis yields the income-calorie elasticity of 0.21, while food-price elasticity is insignificant. Thus, economic growth, as measured by increasing per capita income, has significantly improved calorie intake in Pakistan; future economic growth can alleviate further inadequate calorie intake. However, significant improvements in calorie intake cannot be made directly by food subsidies. Nevertheless, the policies that lower food prices also have the indirect effect of increasing real incomes via the income effect. So it is in this sense that food-subsidy policies may have a role in improving calorie intakes. In the context of access to food, it would be important to identify the food insecure people, which are financially poor and are unable to acquire sufficient food, even if the overall supply of food in the country is sufficient. Further, causality tests indicate a bidirectional relationship from income to calorie intake; and from calorie intake to income.
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