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Valoración De La Multifuncionalidad Agraria: Una Aplicación A Través Del Método De Los Experimentos De Elección/Agricultural Multifunctionality Valuation: A Case Study Using The Choice Experiment

  • KALLAS, Z.


    (Departamento de Economía Agraria. E.T.S.II.AA. Palencia. Universidad de Valladolid. Avda. de Madrid, 57. 34071 Palencia.)



    (Departamento de Economía Agraria. E.T.S.II.AA. Palencia. Universidad de Valladolid. Avda. de Madrid, 57. 34071 Palencia.)

La multifuncionalidad agraria es el reconocimiento del ejercicio conjunto por parte de este sector de funciones económicas, ambientales y sociales. Sin embargo, no todas estas aportaciones al conjunto de sociedad son valoradas en los mercados, sino que buena parte de ellas son bienes públicos. Por este motivo, para que este concepto de multifuncionalidad pueda utilizarse operativamente en el diseño de políticas públicas (mejora del bienestar colectivo), es necesario estimar la demanda social de tales funciones. Este artículo tiene como objetivo la realización de una aplicación empírica ilustrativa en esta línea. Para ello se toma como caso de estudio el sistema agrario de estepas cerealistas de Tierra de Campos. La técnica valorativa empleada son los experimentos de elección. Los resultados evidencian la existencia de una demanda signifi cativa de los diferentes atributos que conforman la multifuncionalidad agraria, si bien ésta es heterogénea en función de las características socio-económicas de los individuos. Agricultural multifunctionality is the recognition of the joint exercise of economic, environmental and social functions by this sector. Albeit a large share of them are public goods, their contribution to society is not valued in markets. For this reason, in order to make this concept of multifunctionality operative for the design of public policies (improvement of social welfare), it is necessary to estimate the social demand for such a functions. The main objective of this article is to present an empirical application in this line. For this purpose the agricultural system of cereal steppes in Tierra de Campos (Spain) is taken as case study. The economic valuation technique used is the Choice Experiment. The results suggest the existence of a signifi cant demand for the different attributes included in the multifunctionality concept, although this demand is heterogeneous depending on the socio-economic characteristics of the individuals.

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Volume (Year): 25 (2007)
Issue (Month): (Abril)
Pages: 107-144

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