Cost-effectiveness targeting under multiple conservation goals and equity considerations in the Andes

This paper attempts to evaluate if we can optimize multiple conservation goals, in addition to social equity, when paying for the on-farm conservation of neglected crop varieties (landraces), so as to generate agrobiodiversity conservation services. Case studies based on a conservation auction in the Bolivian and Peruvian Andes identify significant cost-effectiveness trade-offs between alternative agrobiodiversity conservation goals. As illustrated, multi-criteria targeting approaches can reach compromise solutions, but frameworks for these are still to be established and scientifically informed about the underlying link between alternative conservation goals and conservation service provision per se

Category: Journal articles

Author: Narloch, U.; Pascual, U.; Drucker, A.G.

Journal or series: Environmental Conservation, Vol.38 (4)

Pages: p. 417-425

Publication Year: 2011

Publication Format: PDF

Language: EN

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