Streamlining Monitoring for Smallholder and Community PES (SMS-PES)

Background:

Transaction costs are one of the main challenges for smallholders and communities in accessing international carbon and other, nascent, ecosystem services (ES) markets. In partnership with the Plan Vivo Foundation, this project tested how best to cost effectively monitor small farms and ensure a higher proportion of the money goes to farmers rather than project management costs.  

Using cutting-edge scientific analysis, with a novel application of choice experiments, researchers tested the practicalities of different approaches with users and deliverers of ecosystems credit offsets in three different locations: Mexico, Uganda and Sri Lanka. 

Further information:

Plan Vivo website 

 

Lead Principal Investigator
Organisation: International Institute for Env and Dev
Country: United Kingdom
Co Investigator
Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom
Co Investigator
Organisation: CCAFS, University of Copenhagen
Country: Denmark
Co Investigator
Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom
Co Investigator
Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom
Researcher Co Investigator
Organisation: International Institute for Env and Dev
Country: United Kingdom
Other
Organisation: International Institute for Env and Dev
Country: United Kingdom