Payment for Environmental Services in Agricultural Landscapes

Economic Policies and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries

  • Leslie Lipper
  • Takumi Sakuyama
  • Randy Stringer
  • David Zilberman

Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Randy Stringer, Leslie Lipper, Takumi Sakuyama, David Zilberman
    Pages 1-8
  3. David Zilberman, Leslie Lipper, Nancy McCarthy
    Pages 9-33
  4. Amir Heiman, Yanhong Jin, David Zilberman
    Pages 59-76
  5. Richard D. Horan, Jason F. Shogren, Benjamin M. Gramig
    Pages 103-132
  6. Jennifer Alix-Garcia, Alain de Janvry, Elisabeth Sadoulet, Juan Manuel
    Pages 163-188
  7. David Zilberman
    Pages 275-277
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 279-283

About this book


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.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Leslie Lipper
    • 1
  • Takumi Sakuyama
    • 1
  • Randy Stringer
    • 2
  • David Zilberman
    1. 1.Agricultural and Development Economics Division, Food and Agriculture OrganizationUnited NationsItaly
    2. 2.School of Agriculture, Food and WineUniversity of AdelaideGlen

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