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How can irrigated agriculture adapt to climate change? Insights from the Guadiana Basin in Spain
Año:2014
Áreas de investigación
  • Agricultura,
  • Economía agraria
Datos
Descripción
Climate change is already affecting many natural systems and human environments worldwide, like the semiarid Guadiana Basin in Spain. This paper illustrates a systematic analysis of climate change adaptation in the Guadiana irrigation farming region. The study applies a solution-oriented diagnostic framework structured along a series of sequential analytical steps. An initial stage integrates economic and hydrologic modeling to evaluate the effects of climate change on the agriculture and water sectors. Next, adaptation measures are identified and prioritized through a stakeholder-based multi-criteria analysis. Finally, a social network analysis identifies key actors and their relationships in climate change adaptation. The study shows that under a severe climate change scenario, water availability could be substantially decreased and drought occurrence will augment. In consequence, farmers will adapt their crops to a lesser amount of water and income gains will diminish, particularly for smallholder farms. Among the various adaptation measures considered, those related to private farming (new crop varieties and modern irrigation technologies) are ranked highest, whereas public-funded hard measures (reservoirs) are lowest and public soft measures (insurance) are ranked middle. In addition, stakeholders highlighted that the most relevant criteria for selecting adaptation plans are environmental protection, financial feasibility and employment creation. Nonetheless, the social network analysis evidenced the need to strengthen the links among the different stakeholder groups to facilitate the implementation of adaptation processes. In sum, the diagnostic framework applied in this research can be considered a valuable tool for guiding and supporting decision making in climate change adaptation and communicating scientific results.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Regional Environmental Change
ISSN
1436-3798
Factor de impacto JCR
2,26
Información de impacto
Volumen
Dic 14
DOI
0.1007/s10113-014-0720-y
Número de revista
Desde la página
1
Hasta la página
12
Mes
SIN MES
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Participantes
  • Autor: Irene Blanco Gutierrez (UPM)
  • Autor: Consuelo Varela Ortega (UPM)
  • Autor: Paloma Esteve Bengoechea (UPM)
  • Autor: S. Bharwani
  • Autor: S. Fronzek
  • Autor: T.E. Downing
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • Departamento: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
  • 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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