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Prioritising and evaluating biodiversity projects
(Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce, Lincoln University, 2011)
Funds available for biodiversity projects are scarce. Choices must therefore be made on how to use limited resources most effectively, and such decisions should be based on clear and measurable objectives for achievement ...
Factors influencing trialing of agroforestry in smallholder farming in Zambia
Research has shown that agroforestry has potential to improve land productivity and increase crop yields to enable subsistence farmers move out of poverty. In addition, implementing agroforestry would reduce pressure on ...
Why is adoption of agroforestry stymied in Zambia? Perspectives from the ground-up
(Academic Journals, 2016-11-17)
Small-scale farmers in Zambia are faced with problems of low crop productivity, scarcity of fuel wood and fodder, and subsequently are generally food insecure. Agroforestry can contribute to food and income security, ...
Public perceptions of New Zealand's environment: 2010
(EOS Ecology, 2010)
An overview of prioritisation and evaluation approaches for biodiversity projects
(Lincoln University. Faculty of Commerce. Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance., 2012-02)
The need for biodiversity conservation has been recognised for at least 25 years. Conserving biodiversity is a big challenge ‘We cannot preserve everything ... The laws of economics apply to diversity’ Weitzman 1992. Opportunism ...
Consumer driven corporate environmentalism: fact or fiction?
(John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2010)
Over the last three decades, environmental concerns have moved from being a fringe issue to becoming a major socio-economic issue. While the role of factors such as regulatory and societal pressures, in driving organizations ...
Economic valuation of ecosystem services in New Zealand winegrowing regions: Testing for benefit transfer
(Serials Publications, 2010)
Benefit transfer (BT) is a pragmatic way of estimating values by transferring values from existing valuation studies to a target area of interest. BT using choice modeling (CM) is a potentially cost-effective method for ...
Forests for food security and livelihood sustainability: Policy problems and opportunities for small farmers in Nepal
(Taylor & Francis, 2011)
In Nepal, many rural households need access to public forest resources to complement private resources for food and livestock production. However, current forest policies are largely directed at Environmental protection. ...
Habitat manipulation to mitigate the impacts of invasive arthropod pests
Exotic invaders are some of the most serious insect pests of agricultural crops around the globe. Increasingly, the structure of landscape and habitat is recognized as having a major influence on both insect pests and their ...
Are predator-proof fences the answer to New Zealand's terrestrial faunal biodiversity crisis?
(New Zealand Ecological Society, 2011)
A review of pest-exclusion fences throughout New Zealand shows that the goals of fence projects are frequently not achieved and cost-benefit analyses often do not adequately quantify ongoing costs. The creation of these ...