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

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Abstract

We estimate the additional effects of a REDD+ pilot project offering Payments for Envi-ronmental Services to reduce deforestation by smallholders in the Brazilian Amazon. We collected original data from 181 individual farmers. We use DID-matching and find evi-dence 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.
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hal-02801253 , version 1 (05-06-2020)

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  • HAL Id : hal-02801253 , version 1
  • PRODINRA : 338370

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Gabriela Simonet, Julie Subervie Subervie, Driss Ezzine-de Blas, Marina Cromberg, Amy Duchelle. Paying smallholders not to cut down the Amazon forest: impact evaluation of a REDD+ pilot project. 2015. ⟨hal-02801253⟩
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