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By Andreas Kontoleon, Unai Pascual, Melinda Smale

This ebook displays present advancements within the economics of agrobiodiversity and focuses its realization at the position agrobiodiversity may have for financial improvement. As a brand new and speedily increasing subfield on the interface of environmental/ecological, agricultural and improvement economics, the editors and members to this quantity offer an intensive, dependent and authoritative insurance of this field.Topics coated comprise the commercial modelling of agrobiodiversity, coverage and governance recommendations for the conservation of biodiversity in agricultural landscapes, contracts, markets and valuation. The authors comprise recognized and revered teachers and researchers who've a true coverage viewpoint into the position of agrobiodiversity and monetary development.  The e-book presents coherent and recent insurance of the economics of in-situ agrobiodiversity conservation that's to a wide quantity at the moment absent.Though the cloth within the quantity is essentially written for economists, its content material and magnificence are hugely proper and available to ecologists and conservation biologists, and to lecturers from different huge disciplines which are situated in the parts of economics and ecology.

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The study uses farm-level secondary data first to assess the determinants of the farmers’ participation in the agrienvironmental subsidy programme as well as the determinants of the extent (acreage) of participation (using a double hurdle model). Second, the study also examines the effect of participation on farm performance (profitability). By examining the effects of the subsidy program, Larsén evaluates its efficiency as well as drawing implications for designing cost-effective subsidization schemes.

The application utilizes panel data from a sample of French farmers and considers wheat, maize, oil-producing crops and grassland in the context of both isolated and highly connected agroecosystems. So far, the role of technological innovation and adoption also affecting agrobiodiversity has been analyzed in Part I. Part II flags this issue again. When it was reported in 2001 that genetically modified maize had contaminated native maize landraces in Oaxaca, Mexico, the familiar controversy and debate over genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or transgenic, crops suddenly erupted internationally.

While he shows that the approach to research may not coincide between economists and ecologists, the results of the econometric procedure that he suggests may be consistent with regard to the latter discipline. The model he proposes is based on biological results on agricultural intensification and soil biodiversity that describes the way farmers influence the biotic resource of the soil and the way such biotic resources influence the productivity of the agro-ecosystem. The application utilizes panel data from a sample of French farmers and considers wheat, maize, oil-producing crops and grassland in the context of both isolated and highly connected agroecosystems.

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