Submission
ID 62456
Submitting Entity FAO
 
Main Information
Title FAO State of Food and Agriculture Report 2006: Payings Farmer for Environmental Services
Description The State of Food and Agriculture report explores the potential for agriculture to provide enhanced levels of environmental services alongside the production of food and fi bre. The report concludes that demand for environmental services from agriculture - including climate change mitigation, improved watershed management and biodiversity preservation - will increase in the future, but better incentives to farmers are needed if agriculture is to meet this demand. As one among several other possible policy tools, payments to farmers for environmental services hold promise as a fl exible approach to enhancing farmer incentives to sustain and improve the ecosystems on which we all depend. Nevertheless, challenges must be overcome if the potential of this approach is to be realized, especially in developing countries. Policy efforts at international and national levels are necessary to establish the basis for such payments. The design of cost-effective programmes requires careful analysis of the specifi c biophysical and socio-economic contexts and consideration of the poverty impacts programmes may have. By clarifying the challenges that need to be addressed in implementing such an approach, this report is intended to contribute to the realization of its potential.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-fao-sofa2007pes-en.pdf
 
Additional Information
Incentive Measures Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Keywords Agri-environmental payments
Land set-aside payments
Land-use covenants and certification
Support payment
 
 
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme