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Irrigation Full Cost Assessment: The case of the Pinios Local Organization for Land Reclamation, Greece

  • Athanasios Kampas

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    (Department of Agricultural Economics & Development, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, 11855 Athens, Greece)

  • Anna Vasilaki

    ()

    (Department of Agricultural Economics & Development, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, 11855 Athens, Greece)

  • Athanasios Petsakos

    ()

    (Department of Agricultural Products Marketing and Quality Control, Technological Institute of Western Macedonia, 53100 Florina, Greece)

  • Angeliki Stefopoulou

    ()

    (Department of Natural Resources Development and Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera odos 75, 18855, Athens.)

The paper presents a rapid assessment of irrigation full cost of the Pinios Local Organization for Land Reclamation. The individual cost components (financial, environmental and resource) were estimated using the best available data and sound methodological choices. On the basis of our estimates it seems that water scarcity and its corresponding resource cost is quite important issue to be ignored. The scarcity rents falls within a range from 21% to 39% of water full cost, while the environmental cost is about 8%. The policy implications of these results are also discussed.

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Paper provided by Agricultural University of Athens, Department Of Agricultural Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2013-1.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:aua:wpaper:2013-1
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