Avoiding the loss of shade coffee plantations: how to derive conservation payments for risk-averse land-users

Abstract

We usually have only limited knowledge about the economic consequences of land-use decisions, thus they are uncertain. We analyze the implications of this uncertainty on conservation payments (CP) to preserve wildlife-friendly shade coffee production in southwest Ecuador, when conversion to maize is the most profitable alternative. Our objective is twofold… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10457-012-9554-0

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