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dc.contributor.authorFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.‏ United Nations Development Programmeen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:31:54Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:31:54Zen
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.identifier3578en
dc.identifier.citationFAO Agriculture Series No. 38en
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-5-105750-6en
dc.identifier.issn0081-4539en
dc.identifier.other3578_FAO2007_Pay_farmers_ES.pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/67656en
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.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherRome: FAOen
dc.relation.uriftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/a1200e/a1200e00.pdfen
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.en
dc.subjectBiodiversityen
dc.subjectPayments for environmental servicesen
dc.subjectLivelihoodsen
dc.subjectAgricultureen
dc.subjectSmall-scale farmingen
dc.subjectFood securityen
dc.subjectWateren
dc.subjectClimate controlen
dc.subjectPovertyen
dc.subjectEnvironmental servicesen
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.subjectBiodiversity conservationen
dc.subjectPESen
dc.subjectFarmersen
dc.subjectEcosystem Farm/Enterprise Scaleen
dc.titleThe state of food and agriculture 2007: Paying farmers for environmental servicesen
dc.typeTechnical reporten
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.description.notesPES-1 (Payments for Environmental Services Associate Award)en
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