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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 currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:11139)

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Abstract

This paper investigates the dynamiceffects of rainfall shocks on agroecosystems productivity.The analysis estimates a panel data model ofcereal production in southern Italy. It documents theadverse effects of a reduction in rainfall on theagroecosystem productivity both in the short run andthe long run. It investigates how increasing the levelof spatial crop diversity can mitigate this negativeimpact. The empirical evidence shows how higherdiversity supports resilience and maintains thesystem productivity under challenging climaticconditions. (JEL Q24, Q54, Q57)

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Kent Business School (do not use)
Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics > Centre for European Agri-Environmental Studies (CEAS)
Depositing User: Salvatore Di-Falco
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 16:53 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2021 16:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/11139 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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