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Rainfall shocks, resilience and the dynamic effects of crop biodiversity on the productivity of the agroecosystem

Di Falco, Salvatore and Chavas, Jean-Paul (2008) Rainfall shocks, resilience and the dynamic effects of crop biodiversity on the productivity of the agroecosystem. Land Economics, 84 (1). pp. 83-96. ISSN 0023-7639

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Identification Number: 10.3368/le.84.1.83

Abstract

This paper investigates the dynamic effects of rainfall shocks on agroecosystems productivity. The analysis estimates a panel data model of cereal production in southern Italy. It documents the adverse effects of a reduction in rainfall on the agroecosystem productivity both in the short run and the long run. It investigates how increasing the level of spatial crop diversity can mitigate this negative impact. The empirical evidence shows how higher diversity supports resilience and maintains the system productivity under challenging climatic conditions.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://uwpress.wisc.edu/journals/journals/le.html
Additional Information: © 2008 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Date Deposited: 06 May 2011 12:52
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2012 11:52
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/35954

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