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Smallholders and payments for ecosystem services

Ina Porras

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Payments for ecosystem services (PES) is a mechanism that rewards landholders and communities for managing their natural resources more sustainably - such as through carbon sequestration, maintaining water quality or protecting biodiversity - while sharing the costs with those who benefit.

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Porras, I., 2015, Smallholders and payments for ecosystem services, IIED London.