Rewarding Upland Poor for Environmental Services (RUPES)
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
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The activities of RUPES seek to quantify environmental services, develop environmental service agreements, support an enabling environment for the transfer of rewards to upland poor, raise awareness of the value of environmental services, and form effective partnerships.
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