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Potential Role of Local NGOs in Rural Development of Agricultural Communities: A Case of Punjab, Pakistan

Potential Role of Local NGOs in Rural Development of Agricultural Communities: A Case of Punjab, Pakistan

Asim Zubair1*, Iffat Batool2 and Ghulam Akbar Malik3

1Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan; 2Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan; 3Director Programs, Directorate of Scientific Communications and Publications National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan.

 
*Correspondence | Asim Zubair, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan; Email: asimzubair@live.com 

ABSTRACT

In Pakistani, due to a lack of income and resources, farmers in the selected area were still forced to take out loans to satisfy their basic needs, and the requirement of collateral places them at the mercy of the black market. Mostly people in that rural areas were depending a lot on NGOs for their basics needs. So, the Purpose of this research was to identify the possible role of NGOs in Pakistan’s Agriculture sector. The experience of non-Governmental and community-based organizations were reviewed in this research. Pakistan occupies a unique position in the world as a poor agricultural country with few obvious indicators of poverty. The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the “function of NGOs in agriculture.” The aim of this research was to see if non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are having a good impact on Pakistan’s agriculture industry. The study used simple random sampling procedures to select 160 respondents as the study’s sample. The questionnaire was utilized by the researchers to gather data. Statistical analysis was done to see the either NGOs were playing their best role in Agricultural Sector or not. To examine the research hypothesis, a chi square test was also used. The findings revealed that NGOs had a favorable impact on agriculture.

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Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research

March

Vol.37, Iss. 1, Pages 1-87

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