Willingness to Pay For Environmental Services among Slash-And-Burn Farmers in the Peruvian Amazon: Implications for Deforestation and Global Environmental Markets.

TitleWillingness to Pay For Environmental Services among Slash-And-Burn Farmers in the Peruvian Amazon: Implications for Deforestation and Global Environmental Markets.
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsMourato S, Smith J, Veneklaas E, Labarta R, Reategui K, Sanchez G
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org, s.mourato@imperial.ac.uk
Conference NameWorld Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists
Conference LocationVenice, Italy
KeywordsASB, carbon, Conservation, environmental, forest, policy, slash and burn
AbstractA Contingent Valuation survey shows that the possibility of trade in carbon sequestration services exists between utility companies and slash-and-burn farmers in the Amazon and that farmers positively value the environmental services of the forest. Global environmental markets could enhance the effectiveness of traditional forest conservation efforts while benefitting resource-poor farmers.
URLhttp://econpapers.repec.org/paper/agsaaea98/20805.htm