Cost-effectiveness of Agri-environmental Schemes for biodiversity Protection and Ecosystem service Restoration

The software Ecopay, developed to design cost-effective payments to compensate farmers for measures to conserve endangered species in grasslands, is applied in three regions in Flanders, Belgium. The project is carried out in cooperation with the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) and the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO). The software is adapted to the specific conditions of the region and the necessary regional data are integrated in the software.

Handing over the finished software: Melanie Mewes, Karin Johst,
Joris Aertsens, Wouter Van Reeth, Peter Van Gossum, Astrid Sturm

Sponsored by: Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Funding period: 01.06.2011-01.3.2012