BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND BIOTECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS

George B Frisvold, PETER CONDON

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Abstract

This paper assesses the role of Biotechnology Development Agreements (BDAs) in creating incentives to conserve biodiversity. A major cause of species loss is the conversion of tropical forests to crop and pasture land. Biodiversity conservation, therefore, fundamentally depends on the economics of agricultural land use in developing countries. BDAs can play only a limited role in a comprehensive strategy to increase incentives for biodiversity conservation. Policymakers must examine biodiversity policies in the broader context of land tenure, rural poverty, and agricultural development in tropical countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalContemporary Economic Policy
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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biotechnology
biodiversity
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agricultural development
land use
developing country
poverty
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Biodiversity conservation
Biodiversity
Biotechnology
Incentives
economics
Land use
Land tenure
Crops
Agricultural development
Rural poverty
Tropical forest

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  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Public Administration

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BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND BIOTECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS. / Frisvold, George B; CONDON, PETER.

In: Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1994, p. 1-9.

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