The policy landscape of agricultural water management in Pakistan

Noora-Lisa Aberman, Benjamin Wielgosz, Fatima Zaidi, Claudia Ringler, Agha Ali Akram, Andrew Bell, Maikel Issermann
ifpri discussion paper
Irrigation is central to Pakistan’s agriculture; and managing the country’s canal, ground, and surface water resources in a more efficient, equitable, and sustainable way will be crucial to meeting agricultural production challenges, including increasing agricultural productivity and adapting to climate change. The authors use the Net-Map method, an interview tool that combines stakeholder mapping, power mapping, and social network analysis, to examine the relationships between various institutions influencing the water sector in Pakistan.