The Agrarian Sector in Pakistan's
Development Process

Historical Evidence and Implications for Policy and

Frithjof Kuhnen*

This paper intends

  • to explain the changing role of agriculture in Pakistan economy and society
    from 1945 until now,
  • to analyse the increasing socio-economic differentiation of agriculture in
    recent times,
  • to speculate about the consequences of the change in agriculture and its role in the society for agriculture and rural development policy and theory.





*Institute of Rural Development. Göttingen/Germany, Büsgenveg 2
6th Annual General Meeting
Pakistan Society for Development Economics
Islamabad/Pakistan, January 8-10, 1990