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Refining the Positive and Negative Externalities of Taiwanese Paddy Rice Production

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dc.contributor.author Boisvert, Ronald
dc.contributor.author Chang, H. H.
dc.contributor.author Barker, Randolph
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-28T15:02:28Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-28T15:02:28Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5105
dc.description.abstract "Rice is often singled out as the largest consume of irrigation water. There is also incresing acceptance of the fact that paddy irrigation yields social benefits beyond those directly resulting from rice production. But there is considerable dispute about the magnitude of those benefits. The dispute results in part from lack of relevant data and in part from the use of inappropriate methodologies. This paper outlines the issues associated with the valuation of externalities, identifies the sources of external benefits and costs in paddy rice culture, and reviews the problems associated with various methodological approaches. The authors conclude that there is a general misconception of the amount of water depleted by rice cultivation, and that return flows from rice cultivation generate important positive as well as negative externalities. However, existing studies may overestimate the potential benefits of paddy rice cultivation. There is a need for a new more objective methodological approach, but in many instances data may often be lacking for the successful application of this approach." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject rice en_US
dc.subject production en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.subject irrigation en_US
dc.subject water resources en_US
dc.title Refining the Positive and Negative Externalities of Taiwanese Paddy Rice Production en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, Colombo, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.coverage.region East Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Taiwan en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference ICID Asian Regional Workshop en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates November 10-12 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Taipei, Taiwan en_US

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