IJIMT 2017 Vol.8(3): 166-171 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2017.8.3.722

Irrigation as a Climate Change Mitigation Option in Cambodia

Sokuntheavy Hong and Jun Furuya
Abstract— The paper aims at predicting the impacts of government’s irrigation investment on the fluctuation of rice consumption and rice price under moderate climate change and socio-economic scenarios by using supply and demand model of agricultural products. The simulation results show that under the increasing irrigation stock scenario, people would have more widely availability of rice to consume and the price of rice is predicted to be more affordable comparing to the baseline scenario of which irrigation investment is not increased. Therefore, the government’s investment in irrigation is crucial for people to have more access to rice and for reducing rice fluctuation as one of the important mitigation measures in Cambodia.

Index Terms— Government’s irrigation stock, moderate climate change scenario, per capita consumption of rice, rice farm price.

S. Hong is with University of Tsukuba, Japan (e-mail: asokuntheavy.hong@gmail.com). J. Furuya is with Japanese International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, JIRCAS, Japan (e-mail: furuya@affrc.go.jp).

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Cite: Sokuntheavy Hong and Jun Furuya, " Irrigation as a Climate Change Mitigation Option in Cambodia," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 166-171, 2017.

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