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Land use change in tropical watersheds: evidence, causes and remedies.

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This book studies land use change in tropical landscapes, with particular emphasis on the economic processes that influence rates of land degradation and forest clearing. Multidisciplinary contributions draw lessons from data collected between 1992 and 2004 in the Manupali watershed in southern Philippines. Through this detailed case study, the book documents forces leading to land use changes, in...

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Chapter 11 (Page no: 163)

Using payments for environmental services (PES) to assist in watershed management.

This chapter briefly reviews the logic behind payments for environmental services (PES) and examines the potential for using a PES programme to address environmental and poverty concerns in the Manupali watershed in the Philippines. It is indicated that PES is not a universal solution to environmental problems. It is well suited to situations in which identifiable land uses produce substantial positive externalities, and where the characteristics of service users and service providers are such that payment programmes have limited transaction costs. For these reasons, expecting PES to solve all of Manupali's problems would not be realistic. However, there appears to be clear potential to use both water payments and carbon payments to encourage improved land uses, in at least part of the watershed. Water payments would probably focus on high-erosion parts of the watershed, while carbon payments would focus on low-opportunity parts of the watershed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Economic development and watershed degradation. Author(s): Coxhead, I. Shively, G.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Agricultural development and institutional transitions. Author(s): Rola, A. C. Coxhead, I.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 37) Water quality changes in the Manupali River Watershed: evidence from a community-based water monitoring project. Author(s): Deutsch, W. G. Orprecio, J. L.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 58) How do national markets and price policies affect land use at the forest margin? Evidence from the Philippines. Author(s): Coxhead, I. Rola, A. C. Kim, K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 78) How do relative price changes alter land use decisions? Panel data evidence from the Manupali watershed, Philippines. Author(s): Coxhead, I. Demeke, B.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 90) Economic incentives and agricultural outcomes in upland settings. Author(s): Coxhead, I. Shively, G.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 109) Simulating soil erosion and sediment yield in small upland watersheds using the WEPP model. Author(s): Ella, V. B.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 126) Identifying soil erosion hotspots in the Manupali River Watershed. Author(s): Paningbatan, E. P., Jr.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 133) Alternatives to traditional annual crop agriculture in the uplands - biophysical evidence from the Manupali River Watershed. Author(s): Midmore, D. J. Poudel, D. D. Nissen, T. M. DaƱo, A. Zhu, G.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 147) Linking economic policies and environmental outcomes at a watershed scale. Author(s): Shively, G. Zelek, C.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 176) Conclusions and some directions for future research. Author(s): Coxhead, I. Rola, A. C. Shively, G.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Environment Department, The World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2005
  • ISBN
  • 9780851999128
  • Record Number
  • 20063019181