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2012-08-31 | Peer Reviewed

On the Value of Agricultural Biodiversity

Di Falco, Salvatore. 2012. “On the Valuation of Agricultural Biodiversity.” Annual Review of Resource Economics 4: 207-223.
Download reference Doi:10.1146/annurev-resource-110811-114543

Crop biodiversity is very important for both the functioning of ecological systems and the generation of a vast array of ecosystem services.

More agricultural biodiversity is associated with higher agriculture production and lower risk exposure. This article explores the recent contributions on the economics of agrobiodiversity. The focus is (mostly) on the empirical literature. Future issues are also highlighted.