Does Climate Change Influence Russian Agriculture? Evidence from Panel Data Analysis


Тип публикации: статья из журнала

Год издания: 2022

Идентификатор DOI: 10.3390/su14020718

Ключевые слова: agriculture, climate change, crop yields, fixed effects regression, global warming, panel data, russia

Аннотация: Agriculture is one of the economic sectors primarily affected by climate change. This impact is very uneven, especially for countries with large territories. This paper examines the contribution of climate change to the improvement in agricultural productivity in Russia over the past two decades. Several ensembles of fixed effects Показать полностьюregressions on yields and gross harvests of grain, fruits, and berries, potato, and vegetables were evaluated for a sample of 77 Russian regions over the 2002–2019 period. In contrast to similar studies of the climate impact on Russian agriculture, we considered a larger set of variables, including both Russian and global climate trends, technological factors, and producer prices. Russian weather trends such as winter softening and increase in summer heat have a significant but opposite effect on yields. An interesting finding is a significant and mostly positive influence of global climatic variables, such as the CO2 concentration, El Niño and La Niña events on both harvests and yields. Although technological factors are the main drivers of growth in Russian agricultural performance over the past 20 years, we found a strong positive effect on yield and gross harvest only for mineral fertilizers. The influence of the other variables is mixed, which is mainly due to data quality and aggregation errors. © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

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Журнал: Sustainability (Switzerland)

Выпуск журнала: Vol. 14, Is. 2

Номера страниц: 718

ISSN журнала: 20711050

Издатель: MDPI


  • Gordeev Roman V. (Siberian Fed Univ, Lab Econ Climate Change & Ecol Dev, Krasnoyarsk 660041, Russia)
  • Pyzhev Anton I. (Siberian Fed Univ, Lab Econ Climate Change & Ecol Dev, Krasnoyarsk 660041, Russia)
  • Zander Evgeniya V. (Siberian Fed Univ, Lab Environm & Resource Econ, Krasnoyarsk 660041, Russia)