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Title Valuing agroforestry systems : methods and applications / [edited] by Janaki R.R. Alavalapati and D. Evan Mercer.
Imprint Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2004.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 314 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Advances in agroforestry ; v. 2
Advances in agroforestry ; v. 2.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Subject Agroforestry systems.
Agroforestry systems -- Economic aspects.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Agroforestry systems and valuation methodologies: An overview -- ECONOMIC ANALYSES -- Financial analysis of agroforestry practices: Fodder shrubs in Kenya, woodlots in Tanzania, and improved fallows in Zambia -- Economic analyses of a sustainable agroforestry system in the southeastern United States -- Determining agroforestry profitability using the policy analysis matrix: A case study from Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia -- Exploring the economics of agroforestry systems using a production function approach -- Analyzing risk in agroforestry systems using a portfolio approach: A case study from the United Kingdom -- ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMIC ANALYSES -- Economics of agroforestry carbon sequestration: A case study from southern Mexico -- Dynamic optimization for evaluating externalities in agroforestry systems: An example from Australia -- Valuing environmental services from agroforestry: Economics of soil and forest conservation in Manggarai, Indonesia -- Estimating ranchers' cost of agroforestry adoption: A contingent valuation approach -- HOUSEHOLD CONSTRAINTS AND AGROFORESTRY ADOPTION -- Assessment of constraints to the adoption of improved fallows in Zimbabwe using linear programming models -- Metamodeling agroforestry adoption: Assessing factors influencing adoption of improved fallows in southern Africa using an integrated linear programming and econometric model -- Analyzing ex-ante agroforestry adoption decisions with attribute-based choice experiments -- MACROECONOMIC AND INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSES -- Valuing the impacts of agroforestry in northern China -- A framework for institutional analysis of agroforestry systems -- Summary and future directions.
Summary Contains 14 case studies (covering all world continents) that describe and demonstrate the application of a wide range of cutting edge economic analysis techniques to agroforestry system, policies and projects. The applied economic methodologies include enterprise/farm budget models, Faustmann models, Policy Analysis Matrix, production function approach, risk assessment models, dynamic programming, linear programming, meta-modeling, contingent valuation, attribute-based choice experiments, econometric modeling, and institutional economic analysis. After providing an overview of agroforestry systems and valuation methodologies (Chapter 1), the Economic Analyses section (Chapters 2-6) presents a variety of methods for analyzing the profitability of agroforestry systems under different settings. The Environmental Economic Analyses section (Chapters 7-10) offers several environmental economic methodologies to value both market and non-market benefits of agroforestry systems. The Household Constraints and Agroforestry Adoption section (Chapters 11-13) is devoted to the issue of agroforestry adoption and the factors influencing the adoption decision. The Macroeconomic and Institutional Analyses section (Chapters 14-15) focuses on the role of agroforestry in rural development and institutional arrangements required to further agroforestry adoption. Finally, Chapter 16 summarizes the main results, discusses the status of economic research in agroforestry, and identifies opportunities for further research in economic and policy of agroforestry.
Other Author Alavalapati, Janaki R. R.
Mercer, D. Evan.
Other Title Print version: Valuing agroforestry systems. Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2004 1402024126