Almudena Gomez ramos

Almudena Gomez ramos
Universidad de Valladolid | UVA · Department of Agricultural and Forestry Engineering

PhD

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October 2005 - present
Universidad de Valladolid
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  • director of agricultural economics area

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Publications (53)
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Water reuse is a strategic priority for Water Authorities in Europe to reduce the pressure on water resources, although implementation is lagging behind expectations due to financial, administrative and social acceptance concerns. In this context, there is a special interest to identify in which specific Wastewater Treatment Plants it would be inte...
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Increasing water scarcity is encouraging the use of unconventional water resources. In recent years, the European Union has launched numerous initiatives to promote and facilitate water reuse for agricultural irrigation. Today, the use of reclaimed water for agriculture has become an alternative, reliable and safe source of water supply and an indi...
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The objective of this work is to determine the perception, in terms of sustainability, of stakeholders involved in an innovative process developed in a rural area. The innovative process focuses on the introduction of green technologies and low carbon emissions linked to the product and the process in the context of a circular economy model. The me...
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Conectados al agua vivimos, pues agua somos, un agua con sentimientos, unas minúsculas gotas que discurren dentro del ciclo hidrológico. Conectados a los ríos vivimos a través de complejas redes de abastecimiento que nos traen el “agua corriente” a nuestras casas, agua límpida que a los ríos devolvemos depurada. El agua corriente de nuestros grifo...
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Aim of study: Indigenous woody species play an important role as a complement on the diet of rural populations in Niger, especially in periods of food scarcity. However, these species are nowadays overexploited and management programmes are necessary to conserve them. In order to design a conservation programme for edible woody species, this paper...
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Resumen El medio rural ha sido de manera constante uno de los aspectos centrales de la construcción europea. En la actualidad, de acuerdo a la estrategia de crecimiento y en consonancia con el segundo pilar de la PAC, la Unión Europea propone, entre otras cosas, fomentar espacios asociativos, implementar instancias de gobernanza multinivel y genera...
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Procesos participativos y estrategias de desarrollo rural. Un análisis de vinculación de actores en el marco de un proyecto LIFE Almudena Gómez Ramos (UVA) María Elena Nogueira (CONICET-UNR)) Rocío Losada Burgos (UVA) A) Presentación de la cuestión y contextualización de la investigación Europa se encuentra sumida en un proceso de cambio tratando d...
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Los sectores agrícola y forestal resultan fundamentales en la lucha por la reducción de los gases de efecto invernadero (GEI) y la mitigación del cambio climático. En el marco de la Unión Europea, se establece la economía baja en carbono como la quinta prioridad de la Política de Desarrollo Rural, fomentando estrategias como el uso eficiente de los...
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The environment provides many necessary services for a plethora of human activities related to that are being acknowledged as our ecosystems degrade; therefore, ecosystem-based solutions are becoming increasingly more important. Hydrologic restorations (HRs) apply this type of ecosystem approach; there are multiple examples around the Mediterranean...
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The "Europe 2020 Strategy" launched by European Institutions is a commitment to increase growth based on the coexistence of both competitiveness and sustainable development. This paper analyzes the competitiveness of production systems in the cereal steppes of Castile, Spain. An indicator based on each production system's profitability threshold wa...
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This work assesses the socioeconomics effects of a biofuel-production factory over an eminently agrarian area through stakeholder analysis. Furthermore, it sets out an action strategy to promote the sector in the region integrating several measures that were previously considered as priorities by some of the agents implied in the factory performanc...
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The new water planning process promoted by the Water Frame Directive strengthens the need to achieve environmental objectives for each water mass through an assessment of a program of measures. The current study applies this WFD's principle to the environmental recovery of an aquifer too deteriorated due to the pressure caused by nitrate pollution....
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The mixed production system coffee and sheep is an initiative that fits directly in the rural development. Through this consortium it could be possible to get financial support in the new management system of the Brazilian government public policies to rural development, such as the example of management system of partnership and transfer contracts...
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The CAP Health Check introduces a set of support measures to assist vulnerable agricultural sectors, with the aim of minimizing the effects of the implementation of total decoupling payments in less competitiveness sectors. This paper analyzes the impact of a support program for rain-fed agriculture, through the National Plan for Encouragement of C...
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This paper describes a two-part methodology for managing the risk posed by water supply variability to irrigated agriculture. First, an econometric model is used to explain the variation in the production value of irrigated agriculture. The explanatory variables include an index of irrigation water availability (surface storage levels), a price ind...
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The importance of water scarcity in irrigated agriculture in Spain provides the rationale for this paper, which analyses and evaluates the risk of water shortage on the economic result of this kind of agriculture. The main objective is to monitor this risk on a real-time basis. For this aim, we first estimated a number of regression models that exp...
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The objective of this paper is to carry out a foresight analysis of the agricultural sector in Castilla y León (Spain) for 2020. The methodology used to build the various scenarios is prospective analysis. We first performed a structural analysis in order to identify the key driving forces that characterize the evolution of the sector in this regio...
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This chapter looks at the role of risk-sharing mechanisms to help alleviate and reduce the economic and social consequences of droughts and water scarcity periods. We group various instruments according to different criterions, and review their potential and practical difficulties. By categorising the reviewed instruments under the stages of drough...
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The objective of this paper is to carry out a foresight analysis of the agricultural sector in Castilla y León (Spain) for 2020. The methodology used to build the various scenarios is prospective analysis. We first performed a structural analysis in order to identify the key driving forces that characterize the evolution of the sector in this regio...
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La Directiva Marco del Agua requiere de la participación pública en el nuevo proceso de planificación hidrológica. Este trabajo tiene como objetivo realizar un estudio de la opinión pública actual en relación a la agricultura de regadío en Castilla y León, al objeto de posibilitar el diseño de un proceso de participación pública activo y exitoso. E...
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The Water Framework Directive requires a public participation into the new water planning process. This paper develops an analysis of the public opinion about the irrigated agriculture in Castilla y León as a previous step for the design of an active and successful participation process. In order to do so, a survey has been conducted addressing env...
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Reservoir management and intertemporal water allocation are critical issues in semiarid regions where agriculture has to confront highly variable rainfall patterns. In this paper, we derive and propose an economic drought management index (EDMI) to evaluate water institutions' performance to cope with drought risk. The EDMI is based on the optimal...
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This paper analyses the demands from the society of Castilla y León (Spain) regarding its agricultural sector through the valuation of the relevance of its productive and non-productive functions. Additionally, it assesses the level of social satisfaction concerning the performance of these functions by irrigated agriculture in this region. For th...
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The beef cattle sector is adapting to increasing demand-side requirements. Customers are looking for a differentiated product of constant quality in a market that is beginning to be dominated by major distribution companies. In this background, mechanisms to differentiate production are being implemented to co-ordinate both production and marketing...
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Water allocation in Mediterranean basins is characterized by increasingly uncertain availability. Mechanisms that facilitate water transfers and efficient risk sharing are critical for dealing with cyclical water shortages. An option contract can be an appropriate instrument for aiding such exchanges based on specific water rights attributes. Acces...
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Historically, the Spanish water management model's predominate goal has been resource augmentation. This mindset has had important consequences for the system's capacity to cope with droughts. It has impacted the system's overall vulnerability, the discourse of scarcity, the conceptualisation of risk and the stakeholders' interests and their approa...
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This paper focuses on the economic consequences of droughts for the irrigation sector. We develop a dynamic-recursive mathematical programming farm model that assumes imperfect mobility of capital and labour as well as rational expectations about future water availability. The model is calibrated to 12 representative farms belonging to three irriga...
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Beef cattle sector is readapting to increasing requirements from the demand, which looks for a differentiated product, with constant quality, in a market beginning to be dominated by great distribution companies. Mechanisms to differentiate production are been implemented in this context, co-ordinating both production and marketing processes and in...
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In this chapter, a methodology is proposed to evaluate the economic impact of climate change on irrigated agriculture. A dynamic stochastic model is developed to characterize the economic results of irrigated farms that are serviced by reservoirs. The dynamics of the system is modelled as a Markovian process that integrates the stochastic nature of...
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Los criterios de asignación de agua destinada al regadío influyen decisivamente en la vulnerabilidad a sequías hidrológicas en la Cuenca del Guadalquivir. El Plan Hidrológico de la Cuenca define específicamente los objetivos de garantía de suministro para usos agrarios. El grado de cumplimiento de estos objetivos es tributario de los criterios de r...
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Vulnerability to drought in surface water systems is determined both by natural meteorological events and institutional management. In addition to the risks associated to the natural climate, water institutions behaviour maps natural events into water supply trends which include periods of shortage with profound social implications. This paper's ob...
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This paper proposes an Economic Drought Management Index (EDMI) that could assist water managers to inter-temporally manage water reservoirs. The index's main appeal is that it can be easily interpreted and that encompasses in a single number hydrological processes, structural constraints, water institutions' rules and the economic benefits of the...
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This paper proposes a new Economic Drought Management Index (EDMI) that could assist water managers to inter-temporally manage water reservoirs. The index's main appeal is that it can be easily interpreted and that it encompasses in a single number hydrological processes, structural constraints, water institutions' rules and the economic benefits o...
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The 1992–95 Spanish drought has been denominated the worst of the century. Its severity caught water managers and politicians devoid of instruments and strategies to mitigate its serious effects. Overall water shortages ignited conflicts and forced urban suppliers to cut water services affecting millions of citizens. The agricultural losses affecte...
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RESUMEN Este trabajo tiene como objetivo realizar un análisis exploratorio sobre el futuro de Castilla y León a través del desarrollo de un estudio prospectivo basado en la construcción de escenarios para el sector agrario que toma como horizonte temporal de referencia el año 2020. La metodología seguida se ha basado en primer lugar en un análisis...
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Summary - The beef cattle sector is adapting to increasing demand-side requirements. Customers are looking for a differentiated product of constant quality in a market that is beginning to be dominated by major distribution companies. I n this background, mechanisms to differentiate production are being implemented to co-ordinate both production an...
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Droughts affect irrigated agricultural production, reducing economic output and creating social stress. The economic consequences of droughts begin at the farm level, reaching the macro level along the production chain value. To the extent that crop markets adjust to the supply shocks and because droughts do not affect all sectors at the same time...
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Resumen La productividad en términos económicos tanto de la tierra como del agua para riego empleada, es un indicador que ha sido ampliamente utilizado. Este trabajo trata de darle una nueva visión que traslada el análisis estático al dinámico mediante un análisis estadístico con datos de panel de una serie histórica de 10 años y en 20 provincias d...
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Resumen Del estudio de la literatura desarrollada para estimar y caracterizar las funciones de demanda de agua para usos urbanos se destacan una serie de dificultades teóricas y empíricas, para cuya superación no se han propuesto hasta el momento estrategias plenamente satisfactorias. Tal vez, las dos más importantes se derivan de que el consumidor...
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La agricultura y la alimentación se configuran globalmente como un reto pendiente de solución: la sexta parte del mundo pasa hambre y la población mundial y el cambio en las dietas van a elevar sustancialmente la demanda de materias primas agrarias. El mundo, pese a todo, cuenta con recursos suficientes, tierra y agua, para alimentarse, pero requie...

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