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Title
Adaptation to climate change : the irrigation technology mix of Italian farmers
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Abstract
Farmers should increasingly adopt more water‐efficient irrigation technologies—such as drip irrigation—as a result of climate warming and aggravating water scarcity. We analyze how Italian farmers adapt to climate change by changing their irrigation technology mix. We apply a two‐stage econometric model to data from 5876 Italian farms. We find that farmers' initial reaction to increasing temperatures is reducing their surface‐irrigated fractions. When temperatures increase further, farmers switch toward more sprinkler irrigation. Our results show that farmers are not autonomously moving to drip irrigation in response to climate change, suggesting that government incentives are needed to encourage this transition.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Applied economic perspectives and policy. - Oxford ;, s.a.
Publication
Oxford ; : Oxford Journals , 2023
ISSN
2040-5790
DOI
10.1002/AEPP.13411
Volume/pages
(2023) , p. 1-22
ISI
001125360800001
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Creation 19.12.2023
Last edited 16.02.2024
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