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A Structural Land-Use Analysis of Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change: A Proactive Approach

Jonathan Kaminski, Iddo Kan () and Aliza Fleischer ()

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2013, vol. 95, issue 1, 70-93

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. Copyright 2013, Oxford University Press.

Date: 2013
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