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Irrigation as an adaptive strategy to climate change: an economic perspective on Brazilian agriculture

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dc.contributor.author Cunha, Dênis Antônio da
dc.contributor.author Coelho, Alexandre Bragança
dc.contributor.author Féres, José Gustavo
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-14T13:53:33Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-14T13:53:33Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02
dc.identifier.issn 1469-4395
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355770X14000102
dc.identifier.uri http://www.locus.ufv.br/handle/123456789/22800
dc.description.abstract This paper analyzes the potential effects of climate change on Brazilian agriculture by considering irrigation as an adaptive strategy. Investigations were performed to determine how climatic variability influences irrigation and whether this adaptive measure actually reduces producers' vulnerability to climate change. We used a simultaneous equations model with endogenous switching to account for the heterogeneity in the decision of whether to use adaptive measures. We compared the expected land values under the actual and counterfactual cases of farm households that either adapt or do not adapt to climate change. Simulation results show that irrigation can be an effective tool for counteracting the harmful effects of climate change. The income of farmers tends to increase on lands where irrigation technologies are practiced. These conclusions confirm the need to invest in adaptation strategies to prepare Brazil for coping with the adverse effects of global climate change. en
dc.format pdf pt-BR
dc.language.iso eng pt-BR
dc.publisher Environment and Development Economics pt-BR
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 20, Issue 1, Pages 57– 79, February 2015 pt-BR
dc.rights Open Access pt-BR
dc.subject Irrigation pt-BR
dc.subject Adaptive climate strategy pt-BR
dc.subject Brazilian pt-BR
dc.subject Agriculture pt-BR
dc.title Irrigation as an adaptive strategy to climate change: an economic perspective on Brazilian agriculture en
dc.type Artigo pt-BR


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