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The State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014, Potts, Jason, and Lynch Matthew , 06/2014, p.135-155, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Evaluation of river sand as a medium for raising cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) seedlings, Konlan, Sampson, and Opoku-Agyeman Michael Obour , American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry , 06/2014, Volume 2, Issue 4, Online, p.120, (2014) , (Academic Publication)

Pes and cocoa - Securing future supplies and preserving biodiversity by paying cocoa farmers for Ecosystem Services

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TitlePes and cocoa - Securing future supplies and preserving biodiversity by paying cocoa farmers for Ecosystem Services
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsFelperlaan, Amarens, van Zijl Martine, de Lange Victor, Bos Merijn, and van Elzakker Boudewijn
Date Published07/2013
InstitutionCREM BV + Agro Eco - Louis Bolk Institute
Publication LanguageEnglsih
Keywordsbiodiversty, ecosystem services, financial compensation, payment
Lead

Cocoa farmers can make an important contribution to the preservation of biodiversity. Areas where cocoa is produced can for example act as a buffer for – or corridor between – nature reserves. Farmers do not receive a reward for such ecosystem services, however. This is a missed opportunity. Financial compensation for these services could possibly guarantee a better supply of cocoa and at the same time
contribute to preserving biodiversity.

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