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vendredi, 23 octobre 2015 14:27

Séminaire Rashid Hassan, Professor of Economics et Director of the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) à l’Université de Pretoria

 

Rashid Hassan, Professor of Economics et Director of the  Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) à l’Université de Pretoria est venu en visite au sein de l'UMR G-EAU.

A cette occasion, un séminaire a été organisé le mardi 10 novembre à 14:30h en salle Mosson à Irstea (Bâtiment Confluences), 361 rue J.F. Breton, BP 5095, 34196 Montpellier cedex 5.

Titre : Implications of water policy reforms for virtual water trade between South Africa and its trade partners: economy-wide approach

 

Résumé: An economy-wide framework is proposed to evaluate impacts of water and trade policy reforms in South Africa (SA) on virtual water flows. To pursue this analysis, the study derives net virtual water trade flows between SA and its partners to assess implications of recent trade agreements within the South African Development Community compared to economic cooperation with other major trading blocks (e.g. European Union, Asia, and Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC)). Recent trends in actual trade confirm model predictions that liberalization of water allocation would switch water from field crops to horticulture and promote growth in non-agricultural exports. The results suggest that it is necessary to introduce policies that enhance likely outcomes of liberalization promoting higher water use efficiency within irrigation agriculture such as increased adoption of more efficient irrigation methods (sprinkler, drip, etc.) as water becomes more expensive under wider open competition. Moreover, investment in higher water use efficiency and improved competitiveness of dryland agriculture therefore represent the sound economic options for strengthening the capacity to achieve food security objectives as the country strives to lower net water exports. Finally, careful coordination of trade and water policy reforms is another necessary challenge for SA’s strive to manage a water-stressed economy.

 

Bio synthétique du Pr. Hassan: Professor and Director of the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa, University of Pretoria. Previously worked at the CSIR in SA, CIMMYT International in east Africa, and University of Juba, South Sudan. Served as member of many national and international Boards & Science Councils including: the UN Committee for Development Policy (CDP), The CGIAR Science Council (ISPC), GEF Science and Technical Advisory Panel-STAP IV, Science Panel and Co-Chair of the Condition and Trends Working Group of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, UN CFS High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and Climate Change, Stockholm Resilience Centre Board, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Science Advisory Council, Human Sciences Research Council of SA Board. Member of the Academy of Sciences of SA and Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Senior Fellow of ZEF at Bonn University, editor and member of editorial Boards of many international journals and has published over 170 articles and chapters and 14 books. Holds MSc and PhD degrees in economics from University of Khartoum in Sudan and Iowa State University, USA.

 

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