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The impact of the water rights system on smallholder irrigators' willingness to pay for water in Limpopo province, South Africa

Speelman Stijn, Farolfi Stefano, Frija Aymen, D'Haese Marijke, D'Haese Luc. 2010. The impact of the water rights system on smallholder irrigators' willingness to pay for water in Limpopo province, South Africa. Environment and Development Economics, 15 (4) : pp. 465-483.

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Quartile : Q2, Sujet : ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Liste HCERES des revues (en SHS) : oui

Thème(s) HCERES des revues (en SHS) : Economie-gestion

Abstract : Water rights are currently receiving increased attention from scholars and policymakers due to the growing understanding that ill-defined water rights impair efficient use. In South Africa, smallholder irrigation faces problems of low water use efficiency and cost recovery of government investments. This study uses contingent ranking to analyse the willingness to pay (WTP) of smallholder irrigators for changes in the water rights system. The results indicate that smallholders are prepared to pay considerably higher water prices if these are connected to improvements in the water rights system. By segmenting the population it was also shown that the importance attached to water rights dimensions varies in each segment. While lower institutional trust and lower income levels lead to a lower WTP for transferability, experiencing water shortage increases thisWTP. Such information is valuable in guiding policymakers in the future design of water rights. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : droits d'utilisation de l'eau, Petite exploitation agricole, Gestion des eaux, Irrigation

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Afrique du Sud

Classification Agris : P10 - Water resources and management
F06 - Irrigation

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2005-2013) - Intensification écologique

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Speelman Stijn, University of Ghent (BEL)
  • Farolfi Stefano, CIRAD-ES-UMR G-EAU (MOZ) ORCID: 0000-0003-4712-2497
  • Frija Aymen, University of Ghent (BEL)
  • D'Haese Marijke, University of Ghent (BEL)
  • D'Haese Luc, University of Ghent (BEL)

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