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Afforestation to increase the provision of ecosystem services: economic implications for Ukraine and beyond


  • Nijnik, Maria
  • Oskam, Arie J.
  • Nijnik, Albert


This paper analyses costs and benefits of planting trees on marginal lands across forestry zones in Ukraine with the purpose of using them for timber production, erosion prevention and climate change mitigation. The research reveals that establishment of new forests to increase timber production and alleviate soil erosion is economically and environmentally justified in some regions. Incorporating the effects of afforestation through on climate change mitigation increases social benefits.

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  • Nijnik, Maria & Oskam, Arie J. & Nijnik, Albert, 2009. "Afforestation to increase the provision of ecosystem services: economic implications for Ukraine and beyond," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China 51814, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:iaae09:51814

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    1. Zúniga-González, Carlos Alberto, 2009. "Malmquist Dea Index Analysis With An Oriented Output Applied To The Forest Economic Activity In Nicaragua 1998-2005," Miscellaneous Papers 56198, Agecon Search.


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