Impatti economici dell’interruzione del servizio irriguo consortile nell’area della Capitanata (Puglia). Stima empirica per il pomodoro da industria nel periodo 2001-2016
- irrigation water,
- economic impacts
In this research an empirical evaluation of the economic impacts on tomato production due to the reduced water availability for irrigation is proposed. A 16-years’ time series is considered (2001-2016) with regard to the Tavoliere delle Puglie agricultural district. Drought events occurred in the period of interest have caused economic impacts in terms of gross product and irrigation costs, with losses reaching 30% compared to years with regular water availability. These preliminary results calls for a wider drought management plan in which also economic instruments are included with the aim of minimizing economic impacts of irrigation water shortage.