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GTAP Resource #5752

"The impact of livestock support measures on groundwater depletion in Turkey"
by Schuenemann, Franziska and Sebastian Hess

Turkey is a major agricultural player and serves as an important food hub for its neighboring countries in the water-scarce Middle East and North African region. However, partly due to a lack of natural pasture land, the Turkish livestock sector exhibits low productivity, and this is why the Turkish government has introduced various policies in support of this sector, including direct payments to irrigated fodder crops such as maize for silage. In order to assess the effect of these policies, a single country CGE model has been linked to a water footprint module. Results suggest that removal of Turkish subsidies and tariffs that currently support the livestock sector may not lead to water savings in absolute terms, but would redirect a substantial amount of irrigation water towards crops that Turkey can produce more competitively. Also, it is found that programs for the improvement of livestock genetics in Turkey may lead to net economic gains and overall water savings.

Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: 2019 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 22nd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Warsaw, Poland
Date: 2019
Created: Schuenemann, F. (4/12/2019)
Updated: Schuenemann, F. (4/12/2019)
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- Water availability
- Agricultural policies
- Domestic policy analysis
- Middle East

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