Research grant aims to improve living standards for Pakistani farmers

16 September 2016
Dr Thilak Mallawaarachchi

UQ School of Economics researcher Dr Thilak Mallawaarachchi will work alongside a team of expert development economists including the project’s lead Professor Sisira Jayasuiya, from Monash University, to study the policy and institutional reforms required to improve horticultural markets in Pakistan.

Pakistan operates one of the largest horticulture industries in the world with significant growth potential in the country’s domestic and exports markets. However a number of factors are impeding the industry from growing including low productivity, low exports, high waste and poor quality farming practices.

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