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An Economic Valuation of Pollination Services in Georgia


  • Barfield, Ashley
  • Bergstrom, John C.
  • Ferreira, Susana


The production of many crops depends on biotic pollination. As pollinator populations decline, assessments of the potential consequential loss of economic value are critical. We estimate the economic value of pollination services ($608 million), crop vulnerability ratio (21 percent), and pollination’s contribution to agricultural production value (5 percent) for Georgia.

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  • Barfield, Ashley & Bergstrom, John C. & Ferreira, Susana, 2012. "An Economic Valuation of Pollination Services in Georgia," 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama 119780, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saea12:119780
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.119780

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    1. Gallai, Nicola & Salles, Jean-Michel & Settele, Josef & Vaissière, Bernard E., 2009. "Economic valuation of the vulnerability of world agriculture confronted with pollinator decline," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 68(3), pages 810-821, January.
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    1. Bauer, Dana Marie & Sue Wing, Ian, 2016. "The macroeconomic cost of catastrophic pollinator declines," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 126(C), pages 1-13.

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