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Subject/Keyword
Choice Experiment
Biodiversity
Payment for ecosystem services
Agroforestry
Tanzania
Deforestation
Motivational Crowding
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Kaczan, David
Supervisor and department
Swallow, Brent (Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta)
Adamowicz, Vic (Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta)
Examining committee member and department
Foote, Lee (Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta)
Sohngen, Brent (Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, The Ohio State University)
Department
Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology
Specialization

Date accepted
2011-09-28T03:24:15Z
Graduation date
2011-11
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This thesis is a set of two papers on the design of a ‘payment for ecosystem services’ (PES) program for the reduction of on-farm deforestation in the East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. The forests of this area are internationally recognized as one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems; however they face an ongoing threat from clearing for agriculture. I firstly assessed what design of PES program would be most likely to encourage forest conservation by farmers, using a choice experiment approach. Notable results are that payment for manure fertilizer, representing an investment in farm productivity, was highly effective at motivating farmer support, and that minimal program conditionality was not always preferred. I secondly assessed the risk of motivational crowding out – the detrimental interaction of intrinsic and extrinsic sources of motivation - under different types of hypothetical conservation policy. My experimental economics approach found no evidence of persistent motivational crowding out.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3KX3K
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License granted by David Kaczan (dkaczan@ualberta.ca) on 2011-09-26T23:46:38Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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