The impact of irrigation on agricultural productivity: The case of FADN farms in Veneto
Titolo Rivista: Economia agro-alimentare 
Autori/Curatori: Myriam Ruberto, Alessandro Catini, Mara Lai, Veronica Manganiello 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2021 Fascicolo: 3 Current use and new perspectives for the Farm Accountancy Data Network Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  0 P. 1-20 Dimensione file:  0 KB
DOI:  10.3280/ecag2021oa12779
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The aim of the research is to analyze economic aspects related to the use of water in agriculture, by evaluating the effect of irrigation on agricultural productivity in a sample of FADN farms in the Veneto region in 2018. Specifically, the change of the Gross Saleable Production (GSP) is analysed as against the binary variable use/non-use of irrigation by applying an econometric analysis. To estimate how irrigation might influence gsp we have considered, in addition to the variable use/non-use of irrigation, other explanatory variables that could leverage the gsp , in particular ‘variable costs’, ‘use of land’ and ‘uaa’. Results of the analysis show that a positive relationship exists between irrigation and the GSP . This result is considered relevant in the context of water resource management policies.


Keywords: Irrigation; Land productivity; Water value

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Myriam Ruberto, Alessandro Catini, Mara Lai, Veronica Manganiello, in "Economia agro-alimentare" 3/2021, pp. 1-20, DOI:10.3280/ecag2021oa12779

   

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