A ricardian analysis of the impact of climate change on permanent crops in a mediterranean region

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Abstract

This is the first study which explores the impact of climate change in Sicily, a small Mediterranean region of Southern Europe. According to research, Mediterranean area has shown large climate shifts in the last century and it has been identified as one of the most prominent “Hot-Spots” in future climate change projections. Since agriculture is an economic activity which strongly depends on climate setting and is particularly responsive to climate changes, it is important to understand how such changes may affect agricultural profitability in the Mediterranean region. The aim of the present study is to assess the expected impact of climate change on permanent crops cultivated in Sicilian region (Southern Italy). By using data from Farm Accountancy Data Network and Ensembles climatic projections for 2021-2050 period, we showed that the impact of climate change is prominent in this region. However, crops respond to climatic variations in a different manner, highlighting that unlike the strong reduction in profitability of grapevine and citrus tree, the predicted average Net Revenue of olive tree is almost the same as in the reference period (1961-1990).
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)41-51
Numero di pagine11
RivistaNew Medit
Volume18
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019

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Mediterranean region
climate change
crop
crops
profitability
projection
climate
Southern Europe
data network
Southern European region
Sicily
economic activity
Citrus
revenue
farm
income
Italy
agriculture
analysis
Climate change

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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