Economic, pro-social and pro-environmental factors influencing participation in an incentive-based conservation program in Bolivia

The effectiveness of incentive-based conservation programs depends on how they influence and interact with multiple motivations of the participants. Here, we studied an incentive-based program for forest conservation in Bolivia – called ''Reciprocal Watershared Agreements” – that mixes material compensations with pro-social and pro-environmental motivations as a way to reduce crowding-out of intrinsic motivations and to increase participation. Based on a sample of 470 households who were offered the program, we studied household characteristics that influenced (i) the probability of participation in the program, (ii) the intensity of the participation, measured as the area allocated in the agreement, and (iii) the modality of participation, measured as the probability of participation in the different types of agreements. We found that owning property titles, having large forested land with low conservation opportunity cost, agricultural equipment and off-farm incomes seem to favour participation. In addition, the probability of participation increases with some pro-social factors, such as a deeper or older integration into social networks, and greater compliance to social norms of reciprocity. We also found that a lack of trust in public institutions can increase both the likelihood and the intensity of participation, as can certain pro-environmental factors, such as awareness of environmental problems, knowledge about potential solutions to solve them and perception of the gains associated with the conservation of ecosystem services. Finally, we found that feeling some individual responsibility for environmental issues and some difficulty in performing pro-environmental options may increase participation into more restrictive agreements. Our results thus highlight the factors that could increase uptake and factors on which programs might focus in order to have a greater impact on pro-environmental behaviours. They also suggest that incentive-based program can be designed to take advantage of pro-social and pro-environmental motivations as strongly as of economic ones.

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Main Authors: Authelet, Manon, Subervie, Julie, Meyfroidt, Patrick, Asquith, Nigel, Ezzine De Blas, Driss
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Subjects:services écosystémiques, conservation des ressources, politique de l'environnement, participation, gestion des ressources naturelles, forêt, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1348040570280, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6523, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2597, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_37602, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_9000115, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3062, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_331403,
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spelling dig-cirad-fr-6058782024-01-29T06:07:33Z http://agritrop.cirad.fr/605878/ http://agritrop.cirad.fr/605878/ Economic, pro-social and pro-environmental factors influencing participation in an incentive-based conservation program in Bolivia. Authelet Manon, Subervie Julie, Meyfroidt Patrick, Asquith Nigel, Ezzine De Blas Driss. 2021. World Development, 145:105487, 19 p.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105487 <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105487> Economic, pro-social and pro-environmental factors influencing participation in an incentive-based conservation program in Bolivia Authelet, Manon Subervie, Julie Meyfroidt, Patrick Asquith, Nigel Ezzine De Blas, Driss eng 2021 World Development services écosystémiques conservation des ressources politique de l'environnement participation gestion des ressources naturelles forêt http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1348040570280 http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6523 http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2597 http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_37602 http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_9000115 http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3062 Bolivie (État plurinational de) http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_331403 The effectiveness of incentive-based conservation programs depends on how they influence and interact with multiple motivations of the participants. Here, we studied an incentive-based program for forest conservation in Bolivia – called ''Reciprocal Watershared Agreements” – that mixes material compensations with pro-social and pro-environmental motivations as a way to reduce crowding-out of intrinsic motivations and to increase participation. Based on a sample of 470 households who were offered the program, we studied household characteristics that influenced (i) the probability of participation in the program, (ii) the intensity of the participation, measured as the area allocated in the agreement, and (iii) the modality of participation, measured as the probability of participation in the different types of agreements. We found that owning property titles, having large forested land with low conservation opportunity cost, agricultural equipment and off-farm incomes seem to favour participation. In addition, the probability of participation increases with some pro-social factors, such as a deeper or older integration into social networks, and greater compliance to social norms of reciprocity. We also found that a lack of trust in public institutions can increase both the likelihood and the intensity of participation, as can certain pro-environmental factors, such as awareness of environmental problems, knowledge about potential solutions to solve them and perception of the gains associated with the conservation of ecosystem services. Finally, we found that feeling some individual responsibility for environmental issues and some difficulty in performing pro-environmental options may increase participation into more restrictive agreements. Our results thus highlight the factors that could increase uptake and factors on which programs might focus in order to have a greater impact on pro-environmental behaviours. They also suggest that incentive-based program can be designed to take advantage of pro-social and pro-environmental motivations as strongly as of economic ones. article info:eu-repo/semantics/article Journal Article info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion http://agritrop.cirad.fr/605878/13/605878_MAA.pdf text cc_by_nc info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105487 10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105487 info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/doi/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105487 info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/purl/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105487
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conservation des ressources
politique de l'environnement
participation
gestion des ressources naturelles
forêt
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1348040570280
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6523
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2597
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_37602
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_9000115
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3062
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_331403
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conservation des ressources
politique de l'environnement
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http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6523
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2597
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_37602
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_9000115
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http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6523
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2597
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_37602
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_9000115
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services écosystémiques
conservation des ressources
politique de l'environnement
participation
gestion des ressources naturelles
forêt
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1348040570280
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6523
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2597
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_37602
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_9000115
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3062
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_331403
Authelet, Manon
Subervie, Julie
Meyfroidt, Patrick
Asquith, Nigel
Ezzine De Blas, Driss
Economic, pro-social and pro-environmental factors influencing participation in an incentive-based conservation program in Bolivia
description The effectiveness of incentive-based conservation programs depends on how they influence and interact with multiple motivations of the participants. Here, we studied an incentive-based program for forest conservation in Bolivia – called ''Reciprocal Watershared Agreements” – that mixes material compensations with pro-social and pro-environmental motivations as a way to reduce crowding-out of intrinsic motivations and to increase participation. Based on a sample of 470 households who were offered the program, we studied household characteristics that influenced (i) the probability of participation in the program, (ii) the intensity of the participation, measured as the area allocated in the agreement, and (iii) the modality of participation, measured as the probability of participation in the different types of agreements. We found that owning property titles, having large forested land with low conservation opportunity cost, agricultural equipment and off-farm incomes seem to favour participation. In addition, the probability of participation increases with some pro-social factors, such as a deeper or older integration into social networks, and greater compliance to social norms of reciprocity. We also found that a lack of trust in public institutions can increase both the likelihood and the intensity of participation, as can certain pro-environmental factors, such as awareness of environmental problems, knowledge about potential solutions to solve them and perception of the gains associated with the conservation of ecosystem services. Finally, we found that feeling some individual responsibility for environmental issues and some difficulty in performing pro-environmental options may increase participation into more restrictive agreements. Our results thus highlight the factors that could increase uptake and factors on which programs might focus in order to have a greater impact on pro-environmental behaviours. They also suggest that incentive-based program can be designed to take advantage of pro-social and pro-environmental motivations as strongly as of economic ones.
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gestion des ressources naturelles
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http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1348040570280
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6523
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2597
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_37602
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_9000115
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3062
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_331403
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Subervie, Julie
Meyfroidt, Patrick
Asquith, Nigel
Ezzine De Blas, Driss
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title Economic, pro-social and pro-environmental factors influencing participation in an incentive-based conservation program in Bolivia
title_short Economic, pro-social and pro-environmental factors influencing participation in an incentive-based conservation program in Bolivia
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title_fullStr Economic, pro-social and pro-environmental factors influencing participation in an incentive-based conservation program in Bolivia
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