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Una valutazione integrata degli impatti produttivi ed economici del cambiamento della variabilità climatica in un’area mediterranea irrigua
Journal Title: QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria 
Author/s:  Gabriele Dono, Raffaele Cortignani, Luca Doro, Nicola Lacetera, Luigi Ledda, Massimiliano Pasqui, Sara Quaresima, Andrea Vitali, Pier Paolo Roggero, Graziano Mazzapicchio 
Year:  2014 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  34 Pg. 201-234 FullText PDF:  325 KB
DOI:  10.3280/QU2014-004009
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An Integrated Assessment of the Productive and Economic Impacts Generated by Change in Climatic Variability in an Irrigated Mediterranean Area This paper analyses the effect of climate change on temperature, rainfall, irrigation requirements and water availability in a Mediterranean area, integrating bio-physical and economic relationships. The probability distribution function (PDF) of climate variables shows that the near future will see an increasing probability of high temperatures and major irrigation requirements, with limited water resources. An economic model simulates the choices of farmers given the uncertainty represented by the PDF variability.. Crops suffer mainly due to more limited water resources, which can be counteracted by improving collective infrastructures for irrigation. Cow’s milk production suffers from the rising temperatures, which can be mitigated with cooling systems. EconLit Classification: Q150, Q540
Keywords: Adaptation to climate change, Change of climate variability, Discrete stochastic programming, Net evapotranspiration and irrigation requirements, Water availability, Climate change and production of the cow’s milk

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Gabriele Dono, Raffaele Cortignani, Luca Doro, Nicola Lacetera, Luigi Ledda, Massimiliano Pasqui, Sara Quaresima, Andrea Vitali, Pier Paolo Roggero, Graziano Mazzapicchio, in "QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria" 4/2014, pp. 201-234, DOI:10.3280/QU2014-004009

   

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