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A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Wheat Crop Diversification and Concentration in Baluchistan

Muhammad Sohail Gadiwala, Ghulam Murtaza Safi, Farkhunda Burke, Syed Nawaz-ul-Huda and Imran Khan

Journal Title:Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Arts and Sciences

The purpose of this study is to examine crop diversification and crop concentration in Baluchistan, Pakistan during seven different periods of four years spells between1981 and 2009. The same has been pursued through measuring Crop Concentration Index (CCI) and Theilís / Shannonís Crop Diversification. The Herfindahlís index (also called Simpson index) and Theilís index (also called Shannon index) have been used for crop diversification. The Location Quotient measure has been used to determine crop concentration. Results show that similarities have been found in both (Herfindahlís and Theilís) diversification indices. The study reveals that cropping intensity is negatively and crop yield positively correlated with each other.