Rainfall Shocks, Resilience and the Effects of Crop Biodiversity on Agroecosystem Productivity

Di Falco, Salvatore Rainfall Shocks, Resilience and the Effects of Crop Biodiversity on Agroecosystem Productivity. Land Economics . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper investigates the dynamic effects of rainfall shocks on agroecosystems productivity. The analysis estimates a panel data model of cereal production in southern Italy. It documents the adverse effects of a reduction in rainfall on the agroecosystem productivity both in the short run and the long run. It investigates how increasing the level of spatial crop diversity can mitigate this negative impact. The empirical evidence shows how higher diversity supports resilience and maintains the system productivity under challenging climatic conditions. (JEL Q24, Q54, Q57)

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Agri-Environment Economics
Depositing User: Salvatore Di-Falco
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 16:53
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2011 16:53
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/11139 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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