Agricultural Development Economics
 

Changing environments

Year of publication

When are payments for environmental services beneficial to the poor?

David Zilberman, Leslie Lipper, Nancy McCarthy [ 2006 ]
The impact of payment for environmental services (PES) on poverty varies. Generally, PES is good for landowners and may negatively [...]
   
Improving agricultural productivity and farm level resilience to agricultural production shocks is a critical component of reducing poverty and improving [...]
   

Will buying tropical forest carbon benefit the poor? Evidence from Costa Rica

Suzi Kerr, Alexander Pfaff, Romina Cavatassi, Benjamin Davis, Leslie Lipper, Arturo Sanchez, Joanna Hendy  [ 2004 ]
We review claims about the potential for carbon markets that link both payments for carbon services and poverty levels to [...]
   

Effects of poverty on deforestation: distinguishing behaviour from location

Suzi Kerr, Alexander Pfaff, Romina Cavatassi, Benjamin Davis, Leslie Lipper, Arturo Sanchez, Jason Timmins [ 2004 ]
We summarize existing theoretical claims linking poverty to rates of deforestation and then examine this linkage empirically for Costa Rica [...]
   
The understatement or omission of the environmental costs and benefits associated with forest management options results in project evaluations and [...]
   

Land use change, carbon sequestration and poverty alleviation

Leslie Lipper, Romina Cavatassi  [ 2003 ]
Land use change is a key requirement for improving rural incomes and making a significant reduction in poverty levels globally. [...]
   
This paper provides an assessment of the potential for smallholder agroforestry projects to be competitive in markets for carbon emission [...]
   
Since 1988 the ejido sector in Mexico has been buffeted by a series of policy changes and exogenous shocks that [...]
   
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