Payments for Environmental Services (PES)

The SANREM CRSP received an award from USAID/EGAT in 2007 (Associate Cooperative Agreement Na.EPP-A-OO-06-00004-00) to conduct a study of payments for ecosystem services (PES) programs in developing countries in collaboration with the BASIS CRSP and to develop and deliver PES training materials and programs to USAID personnel.

Researchers participating in the PES Associate Award included:

  • Paul Ferraro of Georgia State University
  • Gerald Shively of Purdue University
  • Douglas Southgate of Ohio State University
  • Marjorie Huang of Winrock International
  • Sven Wunder of CIFOR
  • Theo Dillaha of Virginia Tech

Key BASIS scientists included John Kerr and Rohit Jindal of Michigan State University, and Michael Carter of the University of Wisconsin.

The USAID AOTR for this project was Michael Colby, USAID/ EGAT/NRM.

PES Highlighted as a Research Theme

This Associate Award had such a significant impact that the SANREM CRSP has classified it as an important research theme. More information, such as conferences for the PES Associate Award, a link to the PES Sourcebook training manual, and successful case studies, can be found at the PES Homepage.