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dc.contributor.authorFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.‏ United Nations Development Programme
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:31:54Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:31:54Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier3578
dc.identifier.citationFAO Agriculture Series No. 38
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-5-105750-6
dc.identifier.issn0081-4539
dc.identifier.other3578_FAO2007_Pay_farmers_ES.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/67656
dc.description.abstract"The State of Food and Agriculture 2007 highlights the potential of agriculture for enhanced provision of ecosystem services that are not usually compensated for by the market. When we think of farmers, we typically think of the food and fibre that they produce and that they either consume or sell on markets to generate an income. But the production processes can also result in impacts on other ecosystem services that are not traded in markets, referred to in this report as 'environmental services'. Some may be positive, such as groundwater recharge and scenic landscapes; others may be negative, such as water pollution by plant nutrients and animal waste, and soil erosion from poorly managed croplands or overgrazed hillsides. As agricultural production expands, these negative effects can develop into increasingly serious problems. A fundamental question concerns how farmers can be encouraged to reduce negative side-effects while meeting the growing demands for food and fibre. At the same time, changes in agricultural practices may also contribute to addressing environmental problems generated outside agriculture, for example, by offsetting greenhouse gas emissions from other sectors. A relevant question, therefore, is how farmers can be induced to increase their provision of this type of service.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRome: FAO
dc.relation.uriftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/a1200e/a1200e00.pdf
dc.rightsCopyright 2007 FAO. Reproduction and dissemination of material in this information product for educational or other non-commercial purposes are authorized without any prior written permission from the copyright holders provided the source is fully acknowledged.
dc.subjectBiodiversity
dc.subjectPayments for environmental services
dc.subjectLivelihoods
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectSmall-scale farming
dc.subjectFood security
dc.subjectWater
dc.subjectClimate control
dc.subjectPoverty
dc.subjectEnvironmental services
dc.subjectSustainability
dc.subjectBiodiversity conservation
dc.subjectPES
dc.subjectFarmers
dc.subjectEcosystem Farm/Enterprise Scale
dc.titleThe state of food and agriculture 2007: Paying farmers for environmental services
dc.typeTechnical report
dc.description.notesPES-1 (Payments for Environmental Services Associate Award)
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