Deliverable 4.2 aims at showing the initial results obtained from the demand-side and supply-side monetary valuation assessments of the public goods and bads (PGBs) provided by European agricultural and forestry systems (AFS) carried out within the PROVIDE Project.
A wide variety of methods have been used for both types of valuation assessments in 16 different case studies. These methods include stated preference methods (choice experiments and contingent valuation), multicriteria analysis (AHP/ANP), hedonic pricing, spatial analysis, etc.
The results clearly point out that there are important social benefits stemmed from the PGBs provided by European AFS (i.e. demand-side) and that these systems provide them at some costs (i.e. supply-side), with higher costs for higher improvements in the provision of these goods.
The deliverable also discusses results from the perspective of the analysts (especially on method use) and policy-makers