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Payments for ecosystem services and rural development: Landowners' preferences and potential participation in western Mexico

MacMillan, Douglas C.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Incentive-based mechanisms cancontribute to rural development and deliver environmental services, but need to be attractive to landowners and communities to ensure their participation.Here we study the views of landowners and agrarian communities(ejidos)from central Jalisco in Mexico to identify characteristics that payment for environmental services (PES)programs conserving/enhancing forest cover could include in their design. A choice experiment was applied to 161 landowners and ejido-landowners. Results show that importance and dependency on cash payments can decrease if interventions to promote local development through improved health and education services...
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