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GTAP Resource #7344

"Conservation benefits from retiring land in neighboring locations offset welfare costs"
by Cisneros-Pineda, Alfredo and Srabashi Ray

In this paper, we propose an application of the SIMPLE-G model that accounts for spatial patterns of natural and agricultural land based on the grid cells defined in the model. The goal is to evaluate the ecological benefits of land retirement under the CRP program in the Fruitful Rim region. Prior analyses of the CRP have omitted the non-market spatial benefits of retiring land for conservation purposes. In this paper, we compare two scenarios of the potential impact of cropland retirement under the CRP program, using SIMPLE-G. The baseline scenario ignores the non-market benefits of CRP land on neighboring grid-cells, such that the resulting prices and other economic variables will reflect only the private economic costs and ignore the social benefits. The second scenario incorporates the non-market benefits of land retirement on land productivity in regions that specialize in specific crops that require bee pollination.

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Category: 2024 Conference Paper
Status: Not published
By/In: Presented during the 27th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis (Fort Collins, Colorado, USA)
Date: 2024
Created: Cisneros-Pineda, A. (4/15/2024)
Updated: Cisneros-Pineda, A. (4/15/2024)
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- Ecosystem services and biodiversity
- Environmental policies
- Land use
- Trade and the environment
- North America

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