Environment of the Study Area
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An agricultural system can be viewed as a unit ecosystem, the study of which requires a thorough understanding of the physical, social, political, and economic background. This chapter, therefore, contains baseline information about the study area regarding the existing status of some key environmental elements, including topography, geology, climate, soil, drainage, demography, tenure culture, etc., which can all make a difference. To start with, the chapter introduces the area in terms of location, size, and administrative affiliation. It details the relief and lithology (as they are crucial in aquifer discharge and recharge potential), and discusses soil and climatic characteristics (which have critical bearings upon the agricultural system). Further, the farming society has been introduced for its demographic features, socio-economic status, and political organization.
KeywordsBalochistan Pishin Valley Location Climate Population
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