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Paying smallholders not to cut down the amazon forest: impact evaluation of a REDD+ pilot project

Gabriela Simonet, Julie Subervie (), Driss Ezzine-De-Blas, Marina Cromberg and Amy Duchelle

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Abstract: We estimate the additional effects of a REDD+ pilot project offering Payments for Environmental Services to reduce deforestation by smallholders in the Brazilian Amazon. We collected original data from 181 individual farmers. We use DID-matching and find evidence that supports the parallel trend assumption. We estimate that an average of 4 ha of forest have been saved on each participating farm in 2014, at the expense of pastures versus croplands. This amounts to a decrease in the deforestation rate of about 50 percent. We find no evidence of leakage effects. Finally, we find that the project is cost-effective.

Keywords: REDD+; Payments for environmental services; Brazilian Amazon; Treatments effects; Quasi-Experiment. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q23 Q57 D12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr and nep-env
Date: 2015
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