Shrimp, salinity and sustainability : an assessment from Southern India

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dc.contributor.author Umamaheshwori, L.
dc.contributor.editor Bellamy, Rufus
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-25T17:05:56Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-25T17:05:56Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/41822
dc.description This policy brief is based on SANDEE working paper no. 41-09 "Should shrimp farmers pay paddy farmers? : the challenges of examining salinization externalities in South India" en
dc.description.abstract The study finds that soil salinity caused by shrimp farms has a significant negative effect on rice paddy yields. It assesses two villages in the district of Karaikal (India), one that is affected by shrimp farms and the other that is not, and estimates the economic impact that shrimp farming has on farmers' livelihoods. The paper recommends that a regulatory framework be developed to help farmers affected by salinity. This study concludes that farms with highly saline soils would gain significant economic benefits if soil salinity is reduced to safe levels. The gains could range from Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000 per hectare. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (4 p. : ill.) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher SANDEE, Kathmandu, NP en
dc.relation.ispartof SANDEE policy brief / South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics; no. 36-09 en
dc.relation.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/41846
dc.subject SHRIMP FARMING en
dc.subject SALT WATER en
dc.subject SOIL DEGRADATION en
dc.subject SOIL FERTILITY en
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY en
dc.subject INDIA en
dc.subject SOUTH ASIA en
dc.subject SHRIMPS en
dc.subject SALINIZATION en
dc.subject ECONOMIC EVALUATION en
dc.subject ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS en
dc.title Shrimp, salinity and sustainability : an assessment from Southern India en
dc.type Policy Brief en
idrc.project.number 102580
idrc.project.title South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) en
idrc.copyright.holder South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)
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idrc.copyright.oareleasedocrecordsserverdocnumber 250517
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en


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