Payment for Environmental Services in Agricultural Landscapes

Edited by L M Lipper, T Sakuyama and D Ziberman 
Springer  2009  

Hardcover  284 pp  ISBN 9780387729695      £85.00
Subtitles Economic Policies and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries, this book (Jointly published with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) discusses how 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.

Written for researchers in economics, ecology, environmental studies; NGOs, policy analysts, policy advisors


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 John Antle
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

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