Policy Brief - Reducing wildfires in Georgia

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September 2016
Source: 
Economics of Land Degradation (ELD)

A combination of anthropogenic and climatic factors, particularly traditional burning of crop residues, are reducing agricultural yields in an important food producing region of Georgia. There are a number of private and public costs and benefits associated with two scenarios reducing the incidence of burning in the agricultural sector. For both scenarios there is a net private and public benefit. Reducing burning will also have a positive impact on a number of environmental metrics and support achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Country: 
Georgia
Sectors: 
Agriculture
Key search terms: 
wildfires, crop yield, drought, scenarios

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