A Structural Land-Use Analysis of Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change: A Proactive Approach

Kaminiski, J. and Kan, I. and Fleishcer, A. (2012) A Structural Land-Use Analysis of Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change: A Proactive Approach. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. pp. 1-24.

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This article proposes a proactive approach for analyzing agricultural adaptation to climate change wherein agricultural production technologies are regarded as potential targets of research and development (R&D) efforts.We develop a structural land-use model wherein farmers maximize profit by allocating their landamongcrop-technology bundles. ProactiveR&Ddirections are derived by identifying the technological attributes through which climate change reduces overall agricultural profitability, despite farmers reallocating their land into bundles.We find that in Israel, long-term losses stem from increases in crops’ input requirements and changes in the inter- and intra-annual distribution of precipitations. Therefore,we identify these vulnerable points as the main potential targets of furtherR&D efforts.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: We would like to thank Dan Malkinson and Michael Beenstock.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adaptation; agricultural land use; climate change; crop-technology bundles.
Author Affiliation: Department of Agricultural Economics andManagement,TheHebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Subjects: Social Sciences > Agricultural Economics
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2012 07:35
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2012 07:35
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aas075
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/8477

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