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Title: Agriculture, Environmental Services and Agro-Tourism in the Dominican Republic
Authors: Catalino, Alejandro Herrera
Lizardo, Magdalena
Authors (Email): Catalino, Alejandro Herrera (
Keywords: agriculture
Dominican Republic
contingent valuation
Issue Date: 2004
Abstract: This paper analyzes the links between agriculture and tourism. A contingent valuation study assesses tourist's willingness to pay (WTP) for agro-tourism and agriculture's positive environmental services and related positive externalities. The paper analyzes factors influencing tourist preferences in the Dominican Republic (DR) -- tourist income, the local tourist destination, sex, and nationality stand out among these factors. Estimates are given for different WTP scenarios according to farming systems. The study argues that a well developed agro-tourism industry would result in a market mechanism generating additional income of US $251 to US $364 million annually. Agro-tourist activities would have the added benefit of promoting sustainable agricultural practices.
Institution/Association: eJADE: electronic Journal of Agricultural and Development Economics>Volume 1, Issue 1, 2004
Total Pages: 30
Language: English
From Page: 87
To Page: 116
Collections:Volume 01, Issue 1, 2004

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