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Managing drought economic effects through insurance schemes based on local water availability
Año:2013
Áreas de investigación
  • Agricultura
Datos
Descripción
In many arid or semi-arid Mediterranean regions, agriculture is dependent on irrigation. When hydrological drought phenomena occur, farmers suffer from water shortages, incurring important economic losses. Yet, there is not agricultural insurance available for lack of irrigation water. This work attempts to evaluate hydrological drought risk and its economic impact on crop production in order to provide the basis for the design of drought insurance for irrigated arable crops. With this objective a model that relates water availability with expected yields is developed. Crop water requirements are calculated from evapotranspiration, effective rainfall and soil water balance. FAO?s methodology and AquaCrop software have been used to establish the relationship between water allocations and crop yields. The analysis is applied to the irrigation zone ?Riegos de Bardenas?, which is located in the Ebro river basin, northeast Spain, to the main arable crops in the area. Results show the fair premiums of different hydrological drought insurance products. Whole-farm insurance or irrigation district insurance should be preferable to crop specific insurance due to the drought management strategies used by farmers.
Internacional
Si
Nombre congreso
8th International Conference of EWRA
Tipo de participación
960
Lugar del congreso
Porto, Portugal
Revisores
Si
ISBN o ISSN
978-989-95557-7-8
DOI
Fecha inicio congreso
26/06/2013
Fecha fin congreso
29/06/2013
Desde la página
87
Hasta la página
89
Título de las actas
pendiente de pubicación en la revista Water resources management
Esta actividad pertenece a memorias de investigación
Participantes
  • Autor: Jorge Ruiz Fernández (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Bielza Diaz-Caneja (UPM)
  • Autor: Alberto Garrido Colmenero (UPM)
  • Autor: Ana Luisa Iglesias Picazo (UPM)
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  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
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