TEEBAgFood Exploratory Studies



» Agroforestry

The study aims to shed light on the value of ecosystem services agroforestry systems provide and the attractiveness of agroforestry in terms of the ability to remove carbon emissions compared to monoculture cropping. The report uses cases studies from Ethiopia (coffee), Tanzania (Ngitili) and Ghana (cocoa). [ read more ]


» Inland Fisheries

The study took stock of the current state of knowledge on the multiple services (benefits) that fish production generates, globally and in three case studies in North America (Columbia River, CR), Asia (Lower Mekong Basin, LMB) and Africa (Lake Victoria Basin, LVB). The case studies provided an analysis of the economic value of the provisioning, regulating, supporting and cultural services of inland capture fisheries and freshwater aquaculture under existing and alternative water management scenarios. [ read more ]


» Livestock (forthcoming)


» Maize (forthcoming)


» Palm Oil

The report demonstrates how natural and human capital accounting can be used to understand and reduce the environmental and human impact costs of palm oil production. The scope of the research is limited to palm oil production and its supply chain for inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides. This approach was chosen rather than a full value chain assessment because this is where most natural capital impact costs occur. It does not include downstream activities such as transportation, product manufacturing, consumption and end of use. [ read more ]


» Rice (forthcoming)


Latest Publications

TEEBAgriFood Interim Report

The Interim Report introduces the key questions, issues and arguments to be addressed by TEEBAgriFood.

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Towards TEEBAgriFood

TEEB is bringing together economists, business leaders, agriculturalists and experts in biodiversity and ecosystem services to systematically review the economic interdependencies between agriculture and natural ecosystems, and provide a comprehensive economic valuation of eco-agri-food systems. Alexander Müller, TEEB for Agriculture & Food…

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TEEB Challenges and Responses

TEEB ‘s progress, challenges and responses towards mainstreaming the economics of nature. [ENG] [ESP]

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TEEB for Agriculture & Food Concept Note

February 2014- The Concept Note presents the case for and proposed outline content of a TEEB for Agriculture & Food study.

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Natural Capital Accounting and Water Quality: Commitments, Benefits, Needs and Progress

December 2013 – The briefing note outlines existing guidance and examples on water quality accounting and identifies the ongoing challenges related to the development of natural capital accounting and water quality accounting. Inspired by the growing global focus on natural capital accounting, the note identifies the ongoing challenges related to the development of natural capital accounting and water quality accounting, in order to encourage debate and commitment towards effective water and biodiversity policy.

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