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Year: 2009
Based on two case studies conducted at local sites in Northern Thailand and Lao PDR, the objectives of this paper are:
  • to assess whether conditions for the establishment of PES at the watershed level exist in the uplands of mainland SE Asia and
  • to examine and discuss limitations that are likely to impinge on direct transfer of the PES concept as well as the institutional adaptations and support that are required for the successful implementation of PES markets in this regional context
The study’s main findings are that:
  1. acceptance of PES principles and constraints are directly related to stakeholders’ perception of their land rights irrespective of their actual rights;
  2. willingness to pay (WTP) is very low among local stakeholders, making any PES market unlikely to emerge without external support;
  3. the classical scheme for watershed services hardly applies in its original form because environmental service (ES) providers and buyers are generally the same people;
  4. where potential ES buyers feel that ES providers are better-off or wealthier than them, they do not have any WTP for ES;
  5. good governance, including a strong liaising at various levels between people and the authorities is a strong prerequisite for the successful establishment of PES markets, even without direct government funding.
 

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Year: 2006
The presentation describes the changing land use on sloping land in northern Laos
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Year: 2006
The presentation describes the impact of innovative land management practices on the annual runoff and soil losses in a number of areas in south east Asia
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Year: 2006
In contrast to farmers in lowlands, residents of upper watersheds tend to be remote, poor and of minority groups with histories of marginalization
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Year: 2006
This paper presents the results of a study using participatory techniques to assess soil erosion in Ban Lak Sip, an upland village of northern Laos
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Year: 2006
Rapid changes of the upland farming systems in Southeast Asia mainly result from increased population pressure and dependence on ‘market forces’
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Year: 2006
This paper presents the results of a study using participatory techniques to assess soil erosion in Ban Lak Sip, an upland village of northern Laos
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