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Potential Climate Effect On Japanese Rice Productivity

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  • KENTA TANAKA

    (Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, 6-6-20 Aramaki-Aza-Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8579, Japan)

  • SHUNSUKE MANAGI

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    (Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, 6-6-20 Aramaki-Aza-Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8579, Japan)

  • KATSUNOBU KONDO

    (Faculty of Economics, Asahikawa University, 23-1-9 Nagayamasanjyo, Asahikawa, 079-8501, Japan)

  • KIYOTAKA MASUDA

    (School of Environmental Science, University of Shiga Prefecture, 2500 Hasaka-cho, Hikone, Shiga, 522-8533, Japan)

  • YASUTAKA YAMAMOTO

    (Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, 9 Kita, 9 Nishi, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-8589, Japan)

Abstract

Adaptation to climate change has become an important policy question in recent years. Agriculture is an economic activity that is most sensitive to climate change. We evaluate the dynamic effects of productivity change and individual efforts to adapt to climate change. Adaptation actions in agriculture are evaluated to determine how the climate affects production efficiency. In this paper, we use the bi-directional distance function method to measure Japanese rice production loss due to climate. We find that (1) accumulated precipitation has the greatest effect on rice production efficiency and (2) the climate effect on rice production efficiency decreases over time. Our results empirically support the benefit of the adaptation approach.

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Article provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal Climate Change Economics.

Volume (Year): 02 (2011)
Issue (Month): 03 ()
Pages: 237-255

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Keywords: Directional distance function; data envelopment analysis; adaptation; climate change; agriculture; C51; Q19; Q54;

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