Evaluation of the Impact of Water Pollution on Rice Production in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

By Huynh Viet Khai and Mitsuyasu Yabe.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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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.

Keywords: 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. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.087MB).

Dr. Huynh Viet Khai

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 methods.

Prof. Mitsuyasu Yabe

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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