Evaluation of the Impact of Water Pollution on Rice Production in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
To estimate the damage caused by water pollution to rice production in the Mekong Delta, we interviewed rice farmers in a polluted area and a non-polluted area. Difference in rice profits between these two areas revealed that the profit loss of rice production in the polluted area was about VND 3.2 million per hectare, which represented approximately 26% of the total profit of rice cultivation.
||Agricultural Damage, Translog Profit Function, Industrial Pollution, Profit Loss
The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp.43-58.
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PhD Student, Laboratory of Environmental Life Economics, Division of International Agricultural Resource Economics and Business Administration, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Graduate of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Huynh Viet Khai is a lecturer at the School of Economics and
Business Administration, Can Tho University, Vietnam and a
member of the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast
Asia (EEPSEA). From 2008 to 2011, he has been earning PhD at
the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics,
Kyushu University, Japan. He has been doing research on
productive efficiency of agricultural production, the costs
of agricultural production due to water pollution, price
insurance of agricultural product, and poverty
reduction. He is also interested in economic valuation of
non-market goods such as externality of agriculture and
forest, waste management, environmental policy, the
applications of contingent valuation and choice modeling
Professor, Laboratory of Environmental Life Economics, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Mitsuyasu Yabe is a Professor in the Department of
Agricultural and Resource Economics at Kyushu University in
Japan. His areas of expertise are agricultural economics and
environmental economics. He has been involved in a variety
of research activities in the evaluation on externality of
agricultural production, water resource conservation, reuse
of biomass, bio-fuel policy, food safety and the economics
of genetically modified foods.
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