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Research Publications in journals:
Modernization of irrigation systems in Spain: review and analysis for decision making
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Agriculture,
  • Agricultural economics
Information
Abstract
This article presents a method for analyzing the economic feasibility of modernizing irrigation systems. By using substitution relationships between two variables, one can determine irrigation performance and farm profit ?above which modernization would be justified from an economic point of view; ?and also the investments and energy consumption up to which modernization could be considered cost-effective. By means of representative average values, this method is applied to the now widespread conversion from surface irrigation to drip irrigation in Spain. Two conclusions are drawn. First, modernization may, in some instances, be justified only if more productive crop patterns are implemented. Second, saving water is a cheaper option than using an alternative resource only under certain conditions.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
International Journal of Water Resources Development
ISBN
0790-0627
Impact factor JCR
0,895
Impact info
Volume
xx
10.1080/07900627.2015.1123142
Journal number
x
From page
442
To page
458
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: J. Alarcón
  • Autor: Alberto Garrido Colmenero (UPM)
  • Autor: L. Juana
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
  • Departamento: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
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