The Economic Evaluation of Dryland Ecosystem Services in the South African Kgalagadi by the Local Communities
AbstractThis study seeks to value ecosystem services in the Kgalagadi area by applying the Choice Experiment technique. The values placed on dryland ecosystem services by indigenous communities are estimated using a Conditional Logit model, Random Parameter Logit model and a Random Parameter Logit model with interactions. The results show that local communities would prefer getting increased grazing firewood collection, hunting opportunities and harvesting of medicinal plants.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economic Research Southern Africa in its series Working Papers with number 383.
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Date of creation: 2013
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choice experiment; conditional logit; ecosystem services; local communities; random parameter logit;
Other versions of this item:
- Dikgang, Johane & Muchapondwa, Edwin, . "The Economic Valuation of Dryland Ecosystem Services in the South African Kgalagadi by the Local Communities," Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future dp-13-15-efd, Resources For the Future.
- NEP-AFR-2013-11-22 (Africa)
- NEP-AGR-2013-11-22 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2013-11-22 (All new papers)
- NEP-DCM-2013-11-22 (Discrete Choice Models)
- NEP-ENV-2013-11-22 (Environmental Economics)
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