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dc.contributorFrija, Aymenen_US
dc.creatorChebil, Alien_US
dc.identifier.citationAli Chebil, Aymen Frija. (16/6/2016). Impact of improving water-use efficiency on its valuation: The case of irrigated wheat production in Tunisia. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 11 (2), pp. 131-140.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe main objectives of this study are to evaluate the impact of irrigation water use efficiency improvement on enhancing the value of water used for irrigation; and to estimate the potential for private water cost reductions in irrigated durum wheat production systems of semi-arid Tunisia. Data Envelopment Analysis and stochastic frontier methods were combined for this aim. Results show that significant inefficiencies exist in the farm sample under investigation. We also show that increasing irrigation water use efficiency could shift the curve of marginal water value upwards, thereby indicating a rising of water value. By operating at full water economic efficiency level, farms would be able to reduce water costs for wheat production by about 42%, in average. We conclude that there is a wide scope to improve water use efficiency in the study area, allowing for a better valuation of the water resources used for the irrigation.en_US
dc.publisherAfrican Association of Agricultural Economistsen_US
dc.sourceAfrican Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics;11,(2016) Pagination 131-140en_US
dc.subjectwater use efficiencyen_US
dc.subjectcentral tunisiaen_US
dc.subjectwater valueen_US
dc.subjectstochastic frontier production functionen_US
dc.subjectdurum wheat productionen_US
dc.titleImpact of improving water-use efficiency on its valuation: The case of irrigated wheat production in Tunisiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idChebil, Ali: 0000-0002-2931-4762en_US
cg.creator.idFrija, Aymen: 0000-0001-8379-9054en_US
cg.subject.agrovocdata envelopment analysisen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.funderUnited States Department of Agriculture - USDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectAgricultural Productivity with an Emphasis on Water Constraints in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusLimited accessen_US
cg.journalAfrican Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economicsen_US

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