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Incidences économiques des zones humides pour les exploitations : le cas du Limousin

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  • Jean Joseph Minviel
  • Pierre Dupraz
  • Laure Latruffe

[Paper in French] In this article, we investigate the economic impacts of agricultural wetlands for farms in the Limousin region in France. We developed a microeconomic model of farmers' behavior assuming that they maximize their profit. This theoretical model was then specified econometrically and estimated by the two-stages-least squares method, using survey and bookkeeping data from the Chamber of Agriculture of the Haute-Vienne sub-region from 2007 to 2009. Results show that farmers’ profit decreases with the percentage of wetland in the farm area. A sustainable use of these areas by farmers is then possible if compensation (through public subsidies) for the loss of profit due to their conservation were provided.

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Paper provided by INRA UMR SMART-LERECO in its series Working Papers SMART - LERECO with number 13-12.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 2013
Handle: RePEc:rae:wpaper:201312
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