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Table 4 Cost of conversion

From: Explaining farmers’ reluctance to adopt recommendations for sustainable ecosystem management

  Net cost (cost − income gained): USD per hectare
Recommended conversions Without subsidies With subsidies
From flood-irrigated cotton to drip-irrigated cotton 2475.2 2293
From flood-irrigated alfalfa to sprinkler-irrigated alfalfa 2798.4 2596.4
From flood-irrigated orchards to drip-irrigated orchards 336 No subsidies are provided for orchards
  1. Source: ICARDA 2015