The final objective of the present study is: to assess whether environmental sustainability is socially acceptable and valued by communities in order to elicit payment for these services. The objective is to explore the potential use of the PES concept (Payment for Environmental Services), in its broadest sense, as an environmental management tool to lead upland landholders to reduce the occurrence and impact of agricultural practices within sloping lands on soil erosion processes, soil fertility decrease and water pollution through in-site and off-site effects. This intermediate report presents the one-year on-going research activities conducted in Vietnam.
Orange, D.; Nguyen Duy Phuong; Loiseau, J.B.; Bui Tan Yen; Henry des Tureaux, T.; Bardouin, L.; Rodriguez, C.; Bertrand, J.; Grandidier,E.; Jouquet, P.; Tran Duc Toan. Exploring the relevance and feasibility of PES approaches for producing environmental services through changes in agricultural practices: a case study in the Mekong Region: Vietnam case. (2008) 68 pp.