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1997 - 526 p.

Economic value and pricing of water in agriculture

Kasnakoglu H.

The subject of this paper is to suggest a methodology to evaluate the economic value of water which can be used as a basis for water pricing. The methodology involves the use of agricultural sector models incorporating water as a scarce input. The economic value of water for different land types, regions and crops are estimated from the shadow prices of water and irrigated land constraints. After a theoretical discussion, the paper will also present the results of such a model applied to the South-eastern Anatolia Project (GAP) Region in Turkey, which is one of the world's largest irrigation and integrated regional development projects. Changes and differences in land values as a result of irrigation will be presented towards the estimation of the economic value of water



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Kasnakoglu H. Economic value and pricing of water in agriculture. In : Dupuy B. (ed.). Aspects économiques de la gestion de l'eau dans le bassin méditerranéen . Bari : CIHEAM, 1997. p. 137-145. (Options Méditerranéennes : Série A. Séminaires Méditerranéens; n. 31). Atelier sur les Aspects Economiques de la Gestion de l'Eau dans le Bassin Méditerranéen, 1995/05/17-19, Marrakech (Morocco). http://om.ciheam.org/om/pdf/a31/CI971537.pdf