A structural land-use analysis of agricultural adaptation to climate change: A proactive approach

Jonathan Kaminski, Iddo Kan, Aliza Fleischer

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Abstract

This article proposes a proactive approach for analyzing agricultural adaptation to climate change wherein agricultural production technologies are regarded as potential targets of research and development (R&D) efforts. We develop a structural land-use model wherein farmers maximize profit by allocating their land among crop-technology bundles. Proactive R&D directions are derived by identifying the technological attributes through which climate change reduces overall agricultural profitability, despite farmers reallocating their land into bundles. We find that in Israel, long-term losses stem from increases in crops' input requirements and changes in the inter- and intra-annual distribution of precipitations. Therefore, we identify these vulnerable points as the main potential targets of further R&D efforts.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)70-93
Number of pages24
JournalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume95
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • agricultural land use
  • climate change
  • crop-technology bundles

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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