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UN Integrated Regional Information Networks

16 November 2007
Posted to the web 16 November 2007

http://allafrica.com/stories/200711160876.html  

Johannesburg

Lack of information is the main obstacle to paying African farmers as an incentive to protect the environment, according to a UN Food and Agriculture Organisation official.

Payment for environmental services (PES) has been applied in parts of the world since the 1980s, and could help to address growing concerns about climate change, biodiversity loss and water supply, suggested The State of Food and Agriculture, a UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) report released on 15 November.