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Economic analysis of agro-environmental impacts mitigation : case study in Oriçanguinha Watershed

Oscar Sarcinelli
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Economia
Defense date:
Examining board members:
João Fernando Marques; Jener Fernando Leite de Moraes
Advisor: Ademar Ribeiro Romeiro

This work analyzes the economic viability of a private mitigation project for agroenvironmental impacts in the Oriçanguinha watershed. Approximately 59% of riparian zones are occupied by agricultural activities and the opportunity cost of land is primarily responsible for inhibiting the environmental adjustment of these areas. The adoption of conservation soil practices on agricultural land has the potential to reduce erosion, however the maintenance cost of these practices does not stimulate their adoption in the watershed. Cost-benefit analyses point to the economic viability of agro-environmental mitigation practices in alI agricultural systems studied (B/C relation larger thanl) but the observed reduction of Net Present Value in the systems suggests the need for polices and economic incentives that compensate farmer's economic loses (AU)