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The On-Site and Downstream Costs of Soil Erosion


  • Francisco, Herminia A.
  • Cruz, Wilfrido
  • Conway, Zenaida T.


This report presents a practical methodology for the assessment of the economic impact of soil erosion, illustrates the methodology with results from recently completed case studies and proposes a framework for incorporating this methodology for upland resource policy and management programs.

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  • Francisco, Herminia A. & Cruz, Wilfrido & Conway, Zenaida T., 1988. "The On-Site and Downstream Costs of Soil Erosion," Working Papers WP 1988-11, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:phd:wpaper:wp_1988-11

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    1. Lamberte, Mario B., 1987. "Comparative Bank Study: A Background Paper," Working Papers WP 1987-04, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
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    1. Shively, Gerald E., 1999. "Risks and returns from soil conservation: evidence from low-income farms in the Philippines," Agricultural Economics of Agricultural Economists, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 21(1), August.
    2. Laura Schmitt, 2009. "Developing and applying a soil erosion model in a data-poor context to an island in the rural Philippines," Environment, Development and Sustainability: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development, Springer, vol. 11(1), pages 19-42, February.
    3. Tran Dinh Thao, 2016. "On-Site Costs and Benefits of Soil Conservation in the Mountainous Regions of Northern Vietnam," EEPSEA Research Report rr2016061, Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA), revised Apr 2016.
    4. Coxhead, Ian & Jayasuriya, Sisira, 2002. "Development Strategy, Poverty and Deforestation in the Philippines," Staff Paper Series 456, University of Wisconsin, Agricultural and Applied Economics.
    5. Ekbom, Anders & Brown, Gardner M. & Sterner, Thomas, 2009. "Muddy Waters: Soil Erosion and Downstream Externalities," Working Papers in Economics 341, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics.
    6. Briones, Roehlano M., 2012. "Addressing Land Degradation: Benefits, Costs, and Policy Directions," Philippine Journal of Development PJD 2010 Vol. 37 No. 1c, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.


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