Irrigation efficiency: Economic interpretation

G. D. Lynne, K. Anaman, C. F. Kiker

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    To clarify the nature of irrigation efficiency, economic efficiency is defined and its relation to technical efficiency examined. Yield efficiency in water demand and cost efficiency in water supply are both necessary for technical efficiency but are not sufficient conditions for maximizing profits. Maximizing the utility from income while accounting for risk is another form of economic efficiency and may be more descriptive of managers who are risk-averse.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)317-334
    Number of pages18
    JournalJournal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1987


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