Effectiveness of a REDD+ Project in Reducing Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

Simonet Gabriela, Subervie Julie, Ezzine de Blas Driss, Cromberg Marina, Duchelle Amy E.. 2019. Effectiveness of a REDD+ Project in Reducing Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 101 (1) : pp. 211-229.

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Quartile : Q1, Sujet : AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS & POLICY / Quartile : Q1, Sujet : ECONOMICS

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Abstract : We estimate the early effects of the pilot project to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) in the Brazilian Amazon. This project offers a mix of interventions, including conditional payments, to reduce deforestation by smallholders who depend on swidden agriculture and extensive cattle ranching. We collected original data from 181 individual farmers. We use difference-in-difference (DID) and DID-matching approaches and find evidence that supports our identification strategy. We estimate that an average of 4 ha of forest were saved on each participating farm in 2014, and that this conservation came at the expense of pastures rather than croplands. This amounts to a decrease in the deforestation rate of about 50%. We find no evidence of within-community spillovers.

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Déboisement, Utilisation des terres, Montant compensatoire, services écosystémiques, réduction des émissions, Système d'élevage

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Brésil

Mots-clés libres : Deforestation, Brazilian Amazon, Payments for environmental services, Treatment effects, Quasi-experiment

Classification Agris : K70 - Forest injuries and protection
P01 - Nature conservation and land resources
E11 - Land economics and policies
L01 - Animal husbandry

Champ stratégique Cirad : CTS 6 (2019-) - Changement climatique

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Simonet Gabriela, Montpellier SupAgro (FRA) - auteur correspondant
  • Subervie Julie, INRA (FRA)
  • Ezzine de Blas Driss, CIRAD-ES-UPR BSef (MEX)
  • Cromberg Marina, CIFOR (IDN)
  • Duchelle Amy E., CIFOR (IDN)

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