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Title: The economics of agrobiodiversity conservation for food security under climate change
Authors: Pascual, Unai
Narloch, Ulf
Nordhagen, Stella
Drucker, Adam G.
Keywords: Climate change
adaptation
agrobiodiversity
economic incentives
resilience
JEL Codes: Q18
Q24
Q54
Issue Date: 2011-11-01
Abstract: Subsistence-based and natural resource-dependent societies are especially vulnerable to climate change. In such contexts, food security needs to be strengthened by investing in the adaptability of food systems. This paper looks into the role of agrobiodiversity conservation for food security in the face of climate change. It identifies agrobiodiversity as a key public good that delivers necessary services for human wellbeing. We argue that the public values provided by agrobiodiversity conservation need to be demonstrated and captured. We offer an economic perspective of this challenge and highlight ways of capturing at least a subset of the public values of agrobiodiversity to help adapt to and reduce the vulnerability of subsistence based economies to climate change
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/117623
Institution/Association: Economia Agraria y Recursos Naturales>Volume 11, Number 1, 2011
Total Pages: 30
From Page: 191
To Page: 200
Collections:Volume 11, Number 1, 2011

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