Economic Performance of Traditional and Modern Rice Varieties under Different Water Management Systems
AbstractItalian rice production is progressively threatened by water scarcity. Some strategies have been developed to reduce water use. Nevertheless, reducing water irrigation amounts may lower paddy rice production. This publication compares the productivity and the economic performances of traditional and modern rice varieties in northern Italy using two different water management systems. The objective of this analysis is to enhance Italian rice cultivation at the economic, environmental and agronomic levels. Some positive variations of water productivity and economic water productivity were observed for the two varieties when using a lower amount of irrigation water. However, actual production costs and most water supply fees are the same for all the irrigation methods. Furthermore, the study of agronomic traits shows that during the recent years, there were no significant differences or increases of yield among varieties. Consequently, to be adopted by farmers, the irrigation costs coupled with improved rice accessions need to be optimized. View Full-Text
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Ben Hassen, M.; Monaco, F.; Facchi, A.; Romani, M.; Valè, G.; Sali, G. Economic Performance of Traditional and Modern Rice Varieties under Different Water Management Systems. Sustainability 2017, 9, 347.
Ben Hassen M, Monaco F, Facchi A, Romani M, Valè G, Sali G. Economic Performance of Traditional and Modern Rice Varieties under Different Water Management Systems. Sustainability. 2017; 9(3):347.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ben Hassen, Manel; Monaco, Federica; Facchi, Arianna; Romani, Marco; Valè, Giampiero; Sali, Guido. 2017. "Economic Performance of Traditional and Modern Rice Varieties under Different Water Management Systems." Sustainability 9, no. 3: 347.
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