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Payment for Environmental Services in Agricultural Landscapes

Economic Policies and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries

Lipper, L., Sakuyama, T., Stringer, R., Zilberman, D. (Eds.)

Jointly published with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


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  • One of the first books to focus on the effects of payment for environmental service (PES) programs on the rural poor
  • Peer-reviewed contributions from experts in the fields

In recent years, development policy has responded to an increasing concern about natural resource degradation by setting up innovative payment for environmental services (PES) programs in developing countries. PES programs use market and institutional incentives in order to meet both environmental and poverty alleviation objectives. However, their optimal design, implications for the rural poor, and how these initiatives integrate into international treaties on global warming and biodiversity loss are still being discussed. This book addresses these issues by scrutinizing analytical tools, providing policy insights and stimulating debate on linkages between poverty alleviation and environmental protection. In particular, it turns attention towards the role of environmental services in agricultural landscapes as they provide a living for many poor in developing countries. It serves as a valuable reference for academics and students in various disciplines, as well as for policy makers and advisors.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Conservation - Developing Countries - Economic Development - Marketing - Sustainability - biodiversity - development - ecosystem - environment - environmental protection - organization - wetland

Related subjects » Agricultural Economics - Development Economics - Ecology - Environmental / Development / Agricultural Economics - Environmental Management

Table of contents 

Contents List of Contributors Part I Introduction and Synthesis Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview David Zilberman, Takumi Sakuyama and Randy Stringer Part II Conceptual Issues and Theoretical Background Chapter 2 Putting Payments for Environmental Services in the Context of Economic Development David Zilberman, Leslie Lipper and Nancy McCarthy Chapter 3 Designing Payments for Environmental Services with Weak Property Rights and External Interests Stefanie Engel and Charles Palmer Chapter 4 Marketing Environmental Services David Zilberman Chapter 5 Experimental Economics and Environmental Services Jason Shogren Chapter 6 Economics Of Carbon Sequestration Projects Involving Smallholders Oscar Cacho Chaper 7 Conservation Payments to Reduce Wildlife Habitat Fragmentation and Disease Risks Richard D. Horan, Jason F. Shogren and Benjamin M. Gramig Part III Case Studies Chapter 8 Payments for Ecosystem Services, Poverty and Sustainability: The Case of Agricultural Soil Carbon Sequestration John Antle and Jeste J. Stoorvogel Chapter 9 Wildlife conservation in Amboseli, Kenya: Paying for nonuse values Erwin Bulte, Randel Boone, Randy Stringer, and Philip K. Thorton Chapter 10 Lessons Learned from Mexico’s Payment for Environmental Services Program Jennifer Alix-Garcia, Alain de Janvry, Elisabeth Sadoulet and Juan Manuel Torres Chapter 11 Agricultural Landscape Externalities, Agro-tourism and Rural Poverty Reduction in Morocco Khalil Allali Chapter 12 Wetlands Services in Pallisa Uganda Imelda Nalukenge and JohnAntle Chapter 13 Agrobiodiversity Services and Rice Breeds in The Philippines N. Fuwa Chapter 14 Financing Environmental Services for the Panama Canal (TBC) John Forgách, et al Chapter 15 Human Wildlife Conflicts and Environmental Services in Bhutan Karma Ura, Erwin Bulte and Randy Stringer Technical Appendix Index

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