Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development

Date/Place of Birth
1st January, 1981, in Faisalabad, Pakistan

University Degrees
• M.Sc. (Hons) in Environmental and Resource Economics at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, 2006
• B.Sc. (Hons) in Agricultural Economics at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, 2004

Academic Experience
Field work related to the M.Sc. (Hons) thesis “Evaluating the Impact of Wastewater Use in Vegetable Production in Peri-Urban areas of Faisalabad” in Faisalabad, Pakistan, 2006.

Work Experience
• Since 12/12/2006 Lecturer in the department of Environmental and Resource Economics, Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
• 05/2004-07/2004 Internship on Domestic Resource Cost at Agricultural Prices Commission Islamabad, Pakistan

Awards and Honors
• Silver medal which is the highest award at M.Sc. (Hons) level in the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, 2006
• University Merit Based Scholarship throughout B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. (Hons) by the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Pakistan, 2001-2006
• Award of Ph.D. Scholarship by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad, Pakistan to study at Georg-August University of Goettingen, Germany, 2009

Topic of Dissertation
Economics of Pesticide Use and Biotechnology in Pakistan’s Cotton Sector


Publications:

A. Paper published in Journals:

  • Kouser, S., Abedullah and Samie, A. (2009). Wastewater use in Cauliflower Production and Farmer’s Health: An Economic Analysis. Journal of The Pakistan Development Review (PDR), Vol.48, No.1, pp. 47-66.
  • Abedullah, Mahmood, N., Mushtaq, K. and Kouser, S. (2009). The Role of Agricultural Credit in the Growth of Livestock Sector: A Case Study of Faisalabad. Pakistan Veterinary Journal, Vol.29, No.2, pp. 81-84.
  • Abedullah, Kouser, S. and Mushtaq, K. (2007). Analysis of Technical Efficiency of Rice Production in Punjab Pakistan: Implications for Future Investment Strategies. Pakistan Economic and Social Review, Vol. 45, No.2, pp. 261-274.
  • Abedullah, Kouser, S. and Mazhar, M. (2006). Role of Credit to enhance Cotton Production in Punjab, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Vol. 43 (3-4), pp. 197-205.

  • B. Book Chapters:
  • Abedullah, Kouser, S. and Abbas, F. (forthcoming). Wastewater Use in Vegetable Production and its Health Impact: A Case of Faisalabad, Pakistan. South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs).

  • C. Articles in Newspapers:
  • Abedullah and Kouser, S. (2007, April 30). Use of wastewater: opportunities and threats. The Dawn Economic and Business Review, p. 3.

  • D. Projects and Reports:
  • Abedullah, Kouser, S. and Qamar, F. (2007). Profitability of Wastewater Use in Vegetable Production with and without Externalities. The report submitted to Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad, Pakistan.

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