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Inter-district rice water productivity differences in Bangladesh: An empirical exploration and implications

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  • Alauddin, Mohammad
  • Sharma, Bharat R.

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While the bulk of research on crop water productivity (WP) focuses on static cross-section analysis, this research provides a spatio-temporal perspective. It estimates rice crop WP for 21 Bangladesh districts for 37years; explores WP variations among districts; and investigates causality involving WP, intensification and technological variables; and groundwater irrigation and depth. It breaks new grounds by probing these significant but unexplored issues.

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  • Alauddin, Mohammad & Sharma, Bharat R., 2013. "Inter-district rice water productivity differences in Bangladesh: An empirical exploration and implications," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 93(C), pages 210-218.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolec:v:93:y:2013:i:c:p:210-218
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.05.015
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    Keywords

    Water productivity; Agricultural intensification; Technological diffusion; Policy transition; Spatio-temporal perspective; Granger causality; Groundwater dependency;
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    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation

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