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Estimating the Value of Crop Diversity Conservation Services Provided by the Czech National Programme for Agrobiodiversity

Author(s): Mgr. Milan Ščasný PhD., Nicholas Tyack
Type: IES Working Papers
Year: 2018
Number: 9
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Published in: IES Working Papers 09/2018
Publishing place: Prague
Keywords: Crop diversity; plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA); public goods; contingent valuation; double-bounded dichotomous choice
JEL codes: Q18, Q51, Q57
Suggested Citation: Tyack N. and Scasny M. (2018): "Estimating the Value of Crop Diversity Conservation Services Provided by the Czech National Programme for Agrobiodiversity" IES Working Papers 09/2018. IES FSV. Charles University.
Abstract: We estimate the willingness-to-pay (WTP) for conserving crop varieties for ten years in the Czech Republic using a double-bounded dichotomous choice model to analyze data collected with an online contingent valuation survey administered to a main country-wide sample of 1037 respondents and a smaller sub-sample of 500 representative of the agricultural region of South Moravia. Mean WTP was found to be about $9 for both the Czech and S. Moravian sub-samples, corresponding to country-wide benefits of $68 million. These benefits increase by 5% for every ten varieties conserved, implying total welfare benefits of $80 million for a program conserving the maximum number of 35 additional crop varieties. The study reveals the previously unmeasured social benefits of crop conservation activities in the Czech Republic, and illustrates an empirical approach of potential value for policymakers responsible for determining funding levels for genetic resource conservation.
Downloadable: wp_2018_09_tyack

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