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Ana Serrano – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • the water footprint of the spanish Agricultural Sector 1860 2010
    Ecological Economics, 2014
    Co-Authors: Rosa Duarte, Vicente Pinilla, Ana Serrano

    Abstract:

    Since 1860, the Spanish Agricultural Sector has undergone an intensive process of development resulting in important structural changes, not only in the Sector itself, but also in the relationship of the agrarian system to natural resources. This paper studies the evolution of domestic water consumption as a consequence of increasing Agricultural production, as well as the impact that the growing need for water had on the construction of infrastructure for irrigation. To that end, we examine the water consumed in the production of vegetable and animal goods for five different years: 1860, 1900, 1930, 1962 and 2010. From these results, a detailed analysis of the trends in water consumption and changes in compositional patterns is carried out. We determine to what extent the development of the Agricultural Sector conditioned the construction of new irrigation infrastructure. Finally, a Decomposition Analysis (DA) is applied to analytically identify and quantify the main explanatory factors behind that evolution, and to understand the increase in Agricultural water consumption over the long term. Our findings show the large pressures on water resources exerted as a result of the expansion of the Spanish Agricultural Sector during the last 150years.

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Rosa Duarte – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • the water footprint of the spanish Agricultural Sector 1860 2010
    Ecological Economics, 2014
    Co-Authors: Rosa Duarte, Vicente Pinilla, Ana Serrano

    Abstract:

    Since 1860, the Spanish Agricultural Sector has undergone an intensive process of development resulting in important structural changes, not only in the Sector itself, but also in the relationship of the agrarian system to natural resources. This paper studies the evolution of domestic water consumption as a consequence of increasing Agricultural production, as well as the impact that the growing need for water had on the construction of infrastructure for irrigation. To that end, we examine the water consumed in the production of vegetable and animal goods for five different years: 1860, 1900, 1930, 1962 and 2010. From these results, a detailed analysis of the trends in water consumption and changes in compositional patterns is carried out. We determine to what extent the development of the Agricultural Sector conditioned the construction of new irrigation infrastructure. Finally, a Decomposition Analysis (DA) is applied to analytically identify and quantify the main explanatory factors behind that evolution, and to understand the increase in Agricultural water consumption over the long term. Our findings show the large pressures on water resources exerted as a result of the expansion of the Spanish Agricultural Sector during the last 150years.

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M. Calcaterra – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • IS Agricultural Sector GROWTH A PRECONDITION FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH? THE CASE OF SOUTH AFRICA
    Agrekon, 2001
    Co-Authors: Daneswar Poonyth, Rashid M. Hassan, Johann F. Kirsten, M. Calcaterra

    Abstract:

    In this paper a simple growth model is adapted to explain the effect of the Agricultural Sectors’ growth on the non-Agricultural Sector. The empirical results suggest that for a 1% growth in the Agricultural Sector, the non-Agricultural Sector responds by more than 1%. The results also confirm that productivity difference exists, the non-Agricultural Sector being more efficient in terms of input use. The empirical results support the argument of President T. Mbeki, that South Africa should follow an “Agricultural-led” growth strategy for successful development.

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