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000012895 245__ $$aAN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF FARM FORESTRY AS A MEANS OF CONTROLLING SOIL SALINISATION
000012895 260__ $$c1999
000012895 269__ $$a1999
000012895 270__ $$mocacho@metz.une.edu.au$$pCacho, Oscar J.
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000012895 336__ $$aWorking or Discussion Paper
000012895 446__ $$aEnglish
000012895 490__ $$aWorking Paper 99-3
000012895 520__ $$aDryland salinity emergence is an important land degradation problem in Australia. Large areas of agricultural land where conventional crops and pastures are produced are at risk. The salinisation problem can be controlled by planting trees in conjunction with crops, but a disadvantage of growing trees as a farm enterprise is the long lag between planting and harvest. When farm forestry enterprises are evaluated with conventional discounting techniques they do not generally rank as an attractive alternative to annual crops on productive land. In this paper, a dynamic model that explicitly accounts for decline or improvement in land quality over a period of 40 years is presented. The model is solved for a hypothetical farm on the Liverpool Plains of NSW. The optimal area planted to trees and the optimal groundwater table trajectory through time are determined under a variety of scenarios. Implications of the results for policy design are discussed.
000012895 650__ $$aFarm Management
000012895 650__ $$aLand Economics/Use
000012895 6531_ $$asoil salinity
000012895 6531_ $$afarm forestry
000012895 6531_ $$adynamic modelling
000012895 700__ $$aCacho,   Oscar J.
000012895 700__ $$aFulloon,   Lachlan
000012895 700__ $$aGreiner,   Romy
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