This article examines the determinants of the total productivity of the agriculture sector
which enhances the total agricultural productivity in Pakistan and analyzes the relations
among variables used for the analysis from 1990 - 2017. The application of the auto
regressive distributed lag technique ARDL was used to approximate various
determinants. The area under cultivation, fertilizer consumption, agriculture credit, and
rainfall show a positive effect on agriculture productivity, whereas agriculture
employment and pesticide consumption show a positive but statistically insignificant
effect on agricultural productivity in the long run. While in the short-run all determinants
have a positive and significant effect on total agriculture productivity convergence
towards equilibrium is shown by error correction term is 0.829.
1-Mehmood Kakar PhD Scholar, Department of economics, Federal Urdu University, Islamabad, Pakistan.2-Adiqa Kiani Associate professor, Department of economics, Federal Urdu University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 3-Asia Baig Demonstrator,Department of Economics, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.