ECOGENLit - Economics Literature on Plant and Livestock Genetic Resources

On October 23-25, 2003, Bioversity International convened a workshop for the System-wide Genetic Resources Programme (SGRP) of the CGIAR about “Managing Agricultural Biodiversity for Sustainable Development,” hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya. As an outcome of that workshop, SGRP commissioned a paper assessing the status of valuation methods for crop and livestock components of agricultural biodiversity, with particular emphasis on developing agricultural economies, and a thematic bibliography of related literature.

The commissioned paper is now a chapter book: Smale, M., and A. G. Drucker. In press. Managing crop and livestock biodiversity in developing economies: a review of the economics literature. In A. Kontoleon, U. Pascual, and T. Swanson (eds). Frontiers of biodiversity economics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. The associated thematic literature is Economics Literature on Plant and Livestock Genetic Resources (ECOGENLit).

ECOGENLit is a unique collection of literature that reflects the emerging interest of applied economists in plant and livestock biodiversity. The web-based bibliography is organized by themes and is also a complete searchable database. The collection is updated on a yearly basis and includes all economics literature in the area.

The materials included were initially released as a CD ROM. If you are interested in receiving a copy of this CD ROM please send your request to IFPRI-info@cgiar.org.