E3S Web Conf.
Volume 183, 2020International Conference on Climate Nexus Perspectives: Water, Food and Biodiversity (I2CNP 2020)
|Number of page(s)||16|
|Section||Climate Change, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services|
|Published online||03 August 2020|
Economic valuation of ecosystem services in Africa
Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Sciences, Rabat, Morocco
2 National School of Agriculture, Meknes, Morocco
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecosystems provide vital services that improve and support livelihoods and human well-being. Consequently, scientific research on ecosystem services (ES) has increased, over the past two decades globally, as well as in Africa. This study provides an overview of existing economic ES valuation methods in Africa using the Web of Science databases. The results highlighted that South Africa recorded the high number of ES valuation publications. The most evaluated ES category was provisioning then regulating services. In terms of economic valuation methods, the market price was the most popular, followed by the contingent valuation and the choice experiment methods. Recommendations are provided for future research in this filed.
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