This study aims at estimating the economic impacts of past droughts on the agricultural sector in the Po river basin (Northern Italy). Both rainfed and irrigated crops will be considered, to evaluate differences in yield losses between the two categories. Particular attention will be paid to irrigation expenses sustained by farmers and water management strategies adopted to deal with droughts. Water management strategies will be of crucial importance under climate change scenarios. Previous studies (Pedro-Monzonís et al., 2016) showed how in future specific measures will be necessary to mitigate the effects of climate change in water resources availability and allocation.

Evaluation of drought economic impacts on agriculture in the Po river basin (Northern Italy) through models and surveys

Beatrice Monteleone
Methodology
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Mario Martina
Conceptualization
2021

Abstract

This study aims at estimating the economic impacts of past droughts on the agricultural sector in the Po river basin (Northern Italy). Both rainfed and irrigated crops will be considered, to evaluate differences in yield losses between the two categories. Particular attention will be paid to irrigation expenses sustained by farmers and water management strategies adopted to deal with droughts. Water management strategies will be of crucial importance under climate change scenarios. Previous studies (Pedro-Monzonís et al., 2016) showed how in future specific measures will be necessary to mitigate the effects of climate change in water resources availability and allocation.
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climate change
agriculture
Po Valley
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