Drought is a significant threat for agriculture. The estimation of drought impacts on crops is fundamental to foresee the effects that future droughts will have on the sector. A quantitative evaluation of crop yield reduction due to water scarcity can be obtained through vulnerability curves. The study develops vulnerability curves tailored on the po basin area (Northern Italy) for maize and winter wheat to help in evaluating the impacts that more severe droughts will have on agriculture in the considered area.

Assessing the impact of present and future droughts on agriculture through crop vulnerability curves: the case study of the Po River basin (Northern Italy)

Beatrice Monteleone
Conceptualization
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Mario Martina
Supervision
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2021

Abstract

Drought is a significant threat for agriculture. The estimation of drought impacts on crops is fundamental to foresee the effects that future droughts will have on the sector. A quantitative evaluation of crop yield reduction due to water scarcity can be obtained through vulnerability curves. The study develops vulnerability curves tailored on the po basin area (Northern Italy) for maize and winter wheat to help in evaluating the impacts that more severe droughts will have on agriculture in the considered area.
Po river basin, agriculture, vulnerability curves
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Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12076/11179
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