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- ethiopia | Forestry Does one size fit all? Heterogeneity in the valuation of community forestry programs Through the implementation of a choice experiment valuation exercise, this study set out to identify the set of community plantation attributes that impact the welfare of potential community forestry program participants. Gelo, Dambala and Steven F. Koch, 2012, "Does one size fit all? Heterogeneity in the valuation of community forestry programs", Ecological Economics, 74:85-94
- china | Agriculture Policy design An Auction Scheme for Land Use Change in Sichuan Province, China This paper presents the application of an auction scheme for the allocation of funds for environmentally improving land use change (LUC) amongst farm households in Sichuan Province, China. Xuehong Wang, Jeff Bennett, Jintao Xu & Haipeng Zhang (2012): An auction scheme for land use change in Sichuan Province, China, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Vol.55, No.10, December 2012, pp.1269-1288.
- eeu sweden | Climate change Estimating the Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in Low-Income countries:Household Level Evidence from the Nile Basin,Ethiopia. This paper presents an empirical analysis of the impact of climate change on agriculture in a typical developing country. The economic implications of climate change are estimated by using both a farm productivity and a Ricardian framework. Data are drawn from about 1,000 farms producing cereal crops in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia. Di Falco,Salvatore,Mahmud Yesuf,Gunnar Kohlin,and Claudia Ringler.2012."Estimating the Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in Low-Income Countries: Household Level Evidence from the Nile Basin, Ethiopia." Environmental and Resource Economics 52:457–478.
- ethiopia Magnitude and Pattern of Osteoporotic Fractures among Adults in Tigrai, Ethiopia: A Retrospective Hospital Based Osteoporotic fractures are devastating public health problems due to significant morbidity, mortality, and the socioeconomic burden. In Ethiopia, the weight of such fractures is often underestimated due to lack of epidemiological data. The objective of this study was to assess the magnitude and pattern of osteoporotic fractures among adults admitted to zonal hospitals in Tigrai, North Ethiopia. Bayray, Alemayehu, Fikre Enquselassie, and Zenebe Gebreegziabher, 2012, "Magnitude and Pattern of Osteoprotic Fracture Among Adults in Tigrai, Ethiopia: A Retrospective Hospital Based Study", Ethiopian Medical Journal 50(4)
- eeu sweden | Forestry The Natural Forest Protection Program in China: A contingent valuation study in Heilongjiang province In 1998 the Chinese government implemented the Natural Forest Protection Program, NFPP, which included logging restrictions, protected areas, replanting, and a range of other policies aimed at safeguarding the state of the country’s forests and reducing the risk of erosion and flooding. Edström,F., H. Nilsson and Jesper Stage,2012,"The Natural Forest Protection Program in China: A contingent valuation study in Heilongjiang province",Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering,B1(3):426–432.
- south africa | Policy design Are African penguins worth saving? The ecotourism value of the Boulders Beach colony Populations of the African penguin Spheniscus demersus have decreased dramatically over the past century, due in part to competition for food with commercial fisheries, and the species is now endangered as a result. Economic arguments are used to favour fisheries over the needs of penguins, but penguins have direct value to the South African economy thanks to penguin-based tourism at several breeding colonies. Lewis SEF, Jane Turpie and PG Ryan, 2012, “Are African penguins worth saving? The ecotourism value of the Boulders Beach colony”, African Journal of Marine Science, 1-8.
- south africa | Climate change Treatment Effects of Climate Change Risk On Mitigation and Adaptation Behaviour in an Experimental Setting This paper explores the collective action problem as it relates to climate change and develops two models that capture the mitigation-adaptation trade-off. Hasson Reviva, Åsa Löfgren and Martine Visser, 2012, “Treatment Effects of Climate Change Risk On Mitigation and Adaptation Behaviour in an Experimental Setting”, South African Journal of Economics, 80 (3), 415-430.
- south africa | Fisheries Risk Aversion: Experimental Evidence from South African Fishing Communities We estimate the risk attitudes of a large sample of individuals from various fishing communities along the west coast of South Africa. Brick Kerri, Martine Visser, and Justine Burns, 2011, “Risk Aversion: Experimental Evidence from South African Fishing Communities”, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 94(1), 133-152.
- south africa | Climate change Capacity Building to deal with Climate Challenges Today and in the Future Climate change represents a serious threat to the economic growth potential in low income countries. Instead of investing in growth, they may be drawn into strife and conflict. Climate change and the global politics to deal with it, could however also present a number of interesting opportunities for developing countries. Sterner Thomas, Marion Damon, Gunnar Kohlin and Martine Visser, 2012, “Capacity Building to deal with Climate Challenges Today and in the Future”, Journal of Environment and Development.
- ethiopia Trust, tenure insecurity, and land certification in rural Ethiopia This paper assesses the impact of a landcertification program in Ethiopia on the level of interpersonal and institutional trust among households in the Amhara region. The landcertification program is designed to enhance landtenure security of farmers, by maintaining (egalitarian) status quo land distribution and equity concerns. Bezabih, Mintewab, Gunnar, Köhlin and Andrea, Mannberg, 2011, "Trust, Tenure Insecurity, and Land Certification in Rural Ethiopia", Journal of Socio-Economics, 40(6):833-43.