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The impacts of management reform on irrigation water use efficiency in the Guanzhong plain, China

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  • Jianjun Tang
  • Henk Folmer
  • Arno J. Vlist
  • Jianhong Xue

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type="main" xml:lang="es"> Este artículo examina la eficacia de la reforma de 1998 de la gestión del riego en la llanura de Guanzhong (Shaanxi, China), a escala de finca agrícola y de canal de riego. Se aplica un análisis de frontera estocástica para calcular la eficiencia del uso del agua de riego, a partir de datos de panel de 800 agricultores distribuidos en 80 canales de riego, para el período 1999–2005. Un análisis de los determinantes de la eficiencia del uso del agua muestra que, a nivel de finca, el precio del agua y la difusión son factores importantes. En comparación con el caso base de la gestión no reformada, la reforma tiene un impacto positivo, teniendo la asociación de usuarios de agua el mayor efecto, seguido de cooperativas de accionistas y finalmente empresas privadas. El modelo de canal coincide en los resultados con el modelo de fincas, aunque las estimaciones son menos significativas.

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  • Jianjun Tang & Henk Folmer & Arno J. Vlist & Jianhong Xue, 2014. "The impacts of management reform on irrigation water use efficiency in the Guanzhong plain, China," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 93(2), pages 455-475, June.
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