Agrobiodiversity, Conservation and Economic Development by Andreas Kontoleon, Unai Pascual, Melinda Smale

By Andreas Kontoleon, Unai Pascual, Melinda Smale

This ebook displays present advancements within the economics of agrobiodiversity and focuses its consciousness at the function agrobiodiversity may have for fiscal improvement. As a brand new and swiftly increasing subfield on the interface of environmental/ecological, agricultural and improvement economics, the editors and members to this quantity supply a radical, established and authoritative insurance of this field.Topics coated contain the commercial modelling of agrobiodiversity, coverage and governance ideas for the conservation of biodiversity in agricultural landscapes, contracts, markets and valuation. The authors contain recognized and revered lecturers and researchers who've a true coverage viewpoint into the position of agrobiodiversity and monetary development.  The e-book presents coherent and recent assurance of the economics of in-situ agrobiodiversity conservation that's to a wide volume at present absent.Though the cloth within the quantity is basically written for economists, its content material and elegance are hugely suitable and available to ecologists and conservation biologists, and to teachers from different wide disciplines which are positioned in the components of economics and ecology.

Show description

Read Online or Download Agrobiodiversity, Conservation and Economic Development (Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics) (2008) PDF

Similar environmental economics books

Environmental Valuation in Developed Countries: Case Studies

This is often the second one of 2 volumes of case reviews that illustrate how environmental economists position values on environmental resources and at the flows of products and prone generated by means of these resources. the 1st quantity Valuing the surroundings in constructing international locations illustrates methodologies and functions of valuation options within the constructing global; this quantity concentrates on built or `wealthy' countries the place the 1st examples of monetary valuation of our environment have been performed.

Grand Coulee: harnessing a dream

Within the able fingers of Paul Pitzer, the struggle for Grand Coulee Dam and the tale of its development is a crucial, lively saga of individuals striving for spectacular pursuits after which operating to construct whatever fabulous. those visionaries comprehensive their target opposed to the backdrop of the worst monetary melancholy within the nation's heritage.

Science Policy, Ethics, and Economic Methodology: Some Problems of Technology Assessment and Environmental-Impact Analysis

If certainly scientists and technologists, specifically economists, set a lot of the schedule wherein the long run is performed out, and that i imagine they do, then the scholar of clinical technique and public ethics has no less than 3 innovations. He can include yes medical equipment and the price they carry for social decisionmaking, a lot as Milton Friedman has authorized neoclassical econom­ ics.

Learning and Performance Matters

Studying and acting is a topic that has profound impression on our effects and activities because it cuts throughout all fields of analysis. whereas appearing is ready assembly the calls for put upon us, studying increasing the means for destiny calls for. daily successes and screw ups are basically as a result of manner we study and practice.

Extra info for Agrobiodiversity, Conservation and Economic Development (Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics) (2008)

Sample text

Drawing Introduction 11 examples from comprehensive field studies, they propose a conceptual framework to understand the economic factors that cause these species to be underutilized, classifying species with respect to market imperfections or particular market failures. Gruère et al. then identify necessary conditions for the successful commercialization of underutilized plant species that also benefits poor actors in the market channel. In addition to the expansion of demand and increased efficiency of supply, a ‘supply control’ mechanism that differentiates the product from close substitutes, such as geographical denomination of origin based on physical attributes or mode of production, is a necessary ingredient.

Pascual and M. Smale Kontoleon, U. Pascual, and T. Swanson (eds) Biodiversity Economics: Principles, Methods and Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Tisdell, C. (2003) ‘Socioeconomic causes of loss of animal genetic diversity: analysis and assessment’, Ecological Economics 45(3): 365–376. , and Perfecto, I. (1995) Breakfast of Biodiversity: The Truth about Rainforest Destruction. Oakland, CA: Food First Books. Part I Policy perspectives 2 Managing plant genetic resources for sustainable use in food and agriculture Balancing the benefits in the field Leslie Lipper and David Cooper 1 Introduction Managing plant genetic resources for sustainable use in food and agriculture is a current and pressing policy objective from the standpoints of supporting productivity, reducing poverty and protecting the environment.

These reports provide varying perspectives and depart from different underlying paradigms. These differences are both worrying and refreshing – and they are manifested in much of the discussion around sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA). The sustainable use of genetic resources can be broadly defined as the use of genetic resources in support of sustainable agriculture, which requires a system of agriculture that produces and facilitates access to sufficient food for all people and contributes to livelihoods and socio-economic development, 28 L.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.93 of 5 – based on 12 votes