Economic appraisal of profitability and sustainability of peri-urban agriculture in Bangkok
AbstractPromoters of urban and peri-urban agriculture generally stress its positive role in terms of food security, income, employment and improvement of the urban environment. Unfortunately, competition with agricultural and non-agricultural uses of peri-urban farm land often translates into intensive farming systems that are detrimental to the environment. Based on two original surveys of peri-urban farms in the area of Bangok, this paper ranks four cropping systems (fish, shrimp, rice, and fruits) according to their economic profitability. A second step of the analysis aims at taking into account the cost of water into the analysis, so as to assess whether the hierarchy formerly established is modified. Although all environmental costs are not introduced and environmental benefits are ignored, this work paves the way for further research in the area of taking into account the environmental impact of farming activities. ...French Abstract : Les tenants de l'agriculture urbaine et pÃ©ri-urbaine invoquent gÃ©nÃ©ralement son rÃ´le positif en termes de sÃ©curitÃ© alimentaire, de gÃ©nÃ©ration d'emplois et de revenus et d'amÃ©lioration de l'environnement urbain. Toutefois, la concurrence entre usages agricoles et non agricoles de la terre en zone pÃ©ri-urbaine est malheureusement souvent Ã l'origine de systÃ¨mes agricoles intensifs prÃ©judiciables Ã l'environnement. A partir de deux enquÃªtes effectuÃ©es dans des exploitations de la zone pÃ©ri-urbaine de Bangkok, cet article tente de classer quatre systÃ¨mes productifs (aquaculture, pisciculture, riziculture et arboriculture fruitiÃ¨re) en fonction de leur rentabilitÃ© Ã©conomique. Dans une seconde partie, nous cherchons Ã Ã©valuer dans quelle mesure l'introduction du coÃ»t de l'eau (l'eau propre Ã©tant paradoxalement une ressource rare Ã Bangkok) dans l'analyse Ã©conomique de la rentabilitÃ© des activitÃ©s modifie la hiÃ©rarchie prÃ©cÃ©demment Ã©tablie. Bien qu'imparfait (tous les coÃ»ts environnementaux ne sont pas inclus
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Volume (Year): 61 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2-3 (March)
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- Vagneron, I., 2006. "Economic Appraisal of Profitability and Sustainability of Peri-Urban Agriculture in Bangkok," Working Papers MOISA 200614, UMR MOISA : Marchés, Organisations, Institutions et Stratégies d'Acteurs : CIHEAM-IAMM, CIRAD, INRA, Montpellier SupAgro, IRD - Montpellier, France.
- D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
- O13 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
- Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
- Q51 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Valuation of Environmental Effects
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