I remember that some 10years ago, FAO had launched an internal discussion on PES with many Departments involved, based on interesting analysis of PES in agriculture. As a reseacher, I would find very fruitful to measure how much progress has been achieved so far in understanding and promoting sounds systems given the raising concerns about, not food production per se, but the quality of food produced, and environmental services have a great role to play.
Could FAO share with us findings from these discussions from the group (led if I remember well by Dr Mansur)?
Links and resources:
RPE/PES in the Agricultural and Food Sectors
Payment for Ecosystem Services and Food Security
Paying farmers for environmental services
FAO website on PES
Payments for environmental services - What role in sustainable agricultural development?
Climate Change Mitigation Finance for Smallholder Agriculture
Payment Schemes for Environmental Services in Watersheds
The new generation of watershed management programmes and projects
FAO's activities on watershed management and mountains