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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
The Impact of Pricing Policies on Irrigation Water for Agro-Food Farms in Ecuador
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Water supply,
  • Agrarian economy
Information
Abstract
The institutional reform of the State established in Ecuador during the last decade has aimed at regaining control of specific sectors such as the consumptive use of water. Since 2014, regulation, consumption, and use of water, especially in agriculture, have been analyzed through policies and fiscal instruments. This research presents itself in the context of the simulation of scenarios using positive mathematical programming, to analyze the economic impact of pricing policies on agro-food farms. Policies of fixed costs, water blocks, and volumetric prices are evaluated. The results show that the existing fixed costs do not reduce water consumption. In contrast, the scenarios of water blocks and volumetric prices impact on the behavior of farmers. The tendency of water consumption to the application of volumetric prices demonstrates that banana farms have a greater tolerance to the increase of water costs. On the other hand, the response to an increase in cost in the case of cacao, sugar cane, and rice depends on the productivity of farmers.The negative effects can lead to the abandonment of agriculture. Thus, volumetric policies are more efficient in reducing water consumption as well as in recovering the costs of the irrigation system.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Sustainability
ISBN
2071-1050
Impact factor JCR
1,343
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2015
Volume
9
10.3390/su9091515
Journal number
9
From page
1
To page
19
Month
SEPTIEMBRE
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Christian David Franco Crespo (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Maria Sumpsi Viñas (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: 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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