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Construction of compensation mechanisms for environmental services in the sugarcane belt of the paulista interior using participatory methods

Grant number: 14/08345-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2015
Effective date (End): April 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:David Montenegro Lapola
Grantee:Moara Almeida Canova Teixeira
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/11226-5 - Including farmers in programs of payment for ecosystem services: a comparison between Scotland and Brazil, BE.EP.MS


Brazil is one of the major producer and exporter of agricultural commodities and a world potency in terms of biodiversity and water resources. With land use in the process of intensification, it becomes increasingly important the attention to potential synergies between agriculture and conservation of natural resources, represented perhaps the best way, through the concept of ecosystem services. The human demand for these services has been growing rapidly, exceeding in many cases the ability of ecosystems to provide them. Therefore, economic incentives as the Payment for Environmental Services (PES) are configured as an opportunity to ensure that the provision of these ecosystem services may occur concurrently and even beneficial to agriculture. The new version of the Brazilian forest code provides payment or incentives for conservation and enhancement of ecosystems that generate ecosystems services. However the text of the new law leaves gaps regarding the implementation mechanisms. In this context, the general objective of this work is to build a participatory and objective manner, an assessment of potential consensus opinions of public authorities, of the farm owners (food producer and sugar cane producer), to the proposition and implementation of public policies to Payment for Environmental Services (PESs) in the sugarcane region of the state of São Paulo, which will have to study area the micro regions Limeira and Rio Claro. The work of participatory nature, in conjunction with the use of questionnaires and workshops about compensation for PESs, it will aim to at gathering of the first opinions on the theme. The results of the interviews and workshops will be analyzed in conjunction with socio-economic secondary data in order to compose a set of variables for statistical analysis with triangulation method. These analyzes will provide the field of investigation of viability strategies and plans for implementation and operationalization of ecosystem services within rural areas in São Paulo state. It is expected that this study will contribute to guide public policies that better define the contribution of farmers in providing environmental services and means of compensation. (AU)

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SILVA, RAFAELA A.; LAPOLA, DAVID M.; PATRICIO, GLEICIANI B.; TEIXEIRA, MOARA C.; PINHO, PATRICIA; PRIESS, JOERG A.. Operationalizing payments for ecosystem services in Brazil's sugarcane belt: How do stakeholder opinions match with successful cases in Latin America?. ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, v. 22, n. A, p. 128-138, . (14/08345-0)
CANOVA, MOARA ALMEIDA; LAPOLA, DAVID M.; PINHO, PATRICIA; DICK, JAN; PATRICIO, GLEICIANI B.; PRIESS, JOERG A.. Different ecosystem services, same (dis)satisfaction with compensation: A critical comparison between farmers' perception in Scotland and Brazil. ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, v. 35, p. 164-172, . (14/08345-0)
Academic Publications
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TEIXEIRA, Moara Almeida Canova. Constructing mechanisms for payment of environmental services in the Brazilian sugarcane belt in the state of São Paulo through participatory methods. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Biociências. Rio Claro Rio Claro.

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