Giacomo Pallante

Giacomo Pallante
ENEA | ENEA · Technology transfer to developing countries

Researcher at ENEA - Ph.D. Economics, law and institutions.

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The Copenhagen Accord and Cancun Adaptation Framework have been assigned a pivotal role in achieving the GHG emissions stabilization in sustainable forest management. The medium and long-term goal of the international community is the containment of deforestation, particularly in developing countries, by identifying the drivers that affect the sust...
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The unprecedented agricultural genetic diversity erosion occurring in developing countries solicits the implementation of market-based mechanisms for the conservation of endangered landraces. In this paper we investigate the effectiveness of an informal local niche market as instrument that should let farmers be remunerated with a price premium abl...
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Ugandan territory is a challenging environment for agriculture due to extreme climate events. These are likely to harm the development of rural communities. Crop diversification and off-farm activities are considered potential adaptation strategies to reduce the impacts of climate risk. This paper explores three main issues. The first one is the fr...
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At forest sites, phytotoxic tropospheric ozone (O3) can be monitored with continuously operating, active monitors (AM) or passive, cumulative samplers (PM). For the first time, we present evidence that the sustainability of active monitoring is better than that of passive sensors, as the environmental, economic, and social costs are usually lower i...
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Forest ecosystems, including natural forests, managed forests, agroforestry systems, and urban and peri-urban forests, can be considered as multifunctional Nature-based Solutions (NbS) since they deliver key ecosystem services to people [...]
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Migliorare le politiche pubbliche è essenziale per innalzare le condizioni socio-economiche del paese. Si tratta di un’aspirazione non irrealizzabile, a condizione che le politiche vengano fondate sulle evidenze empiriche. In questo volume si considerano 10 ambiti – Istruzione, Salute e sanità, Trasporti, Decisioni politiche e scelte elettorali, Me...
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We investigate the economic distributional effects of soil loss in Malawi, where erosion deprives rural households of the natural capital necessary to boost agricultural production and lifts food security. We employ a two-year dataset combining unique topsoil loss data with socio-economic, agro-ecological and climatic information both at household...
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The agricultural genetic diversity is reducing at an accelerating pace. Benefit sharing mechanisms are well-known instruments to incentivize local genetic resource providers to maintain on-farm diversity and to avoid free-riding behaviour by multinational bioprospecting firms. We explore the role of these mechanisms in a setting where the output of...
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Soil and nutrients loss are among the major impediments to a stable and sustained agricultural development in Malawi. They have historically affected the country but the high population growth, rapid deforestation, overgrazing and ploughing, combined with the impacts of climate change, such as temperature increases and changing precipitation patter...
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Benefit sharing mechanisms for agricultural genetic diversity use and in-situ conservation.
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Il 2017 ha segnato un importante punto di svolta dell’ articolato e lungo percorso di sostenibilità del nostro Paese. Nel quadro di riferimento dettato dall’ Agenda 2030 dell’ONU sullo Sviluppo Sostenibile e dalla Strategia nazionale di Sviluppo Sostenibile (SNSvS) , l’elaborazione del Primo Rapporto sullo Stato del Capitale Naturale in Italia ha...
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The paper provides fresh empirical evidence on the adaptation process in Niger rural communities using original longitudinal socioeconomic panel data merged with granular geo-referenced climatic information. We identify the main drivers and impacts of crop and labor diversification which constitute two livelihood strategies on moderating the adapta...
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The Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP) in Malawi was introduced in the 2005/2006 season against a background of bad weather affecting production and prolonged food shortages. Vouchers are distributed empowering eligible farmers to exchange them for fixed quantities of inputs at subsidized prices. Since its inception, there has been a debate at nat...
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This paper explores the potential for niche market development of neglected and underutilized species as an intervention for improving both smallholder livelihoods and the agrobiodiversity conservation. We consider the case of finger millet, which plays an important role in the food security of Nepalese poor and marginalized farmers. Despite such i...
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This paper assesses the impact of modern varieties adoption on farmers’ welfare and crop biodiversity conserved in-situ. Using nationally representative data collected in 2009/2010 in Uganda, an endogenous switching regression model estimates the net economic and environmental effects of switching from local landraces to modern species. Results sho...
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Through the implementation of a choice experiment among Nepalese urban consumers, this paper aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a niche product development as market-oriented instrument for the conservation of endangered crops landraces.We compare established discrete choice models (conditional logit, random parameter logit and latent class) wit...
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This paper assesses the impact of modern varieties adoption on farmers' welfare and crop biodiversity conserved in-situ. Using nationally representative data collected in 2009/2010 in Uganda, an endogenous switching regression model estimates the net economic and environmental effects of switching from local landraces to modern species. Results sho...

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Urban reforestation, e.g. by increasing the tree density in cities, and peri-urban reforestation near densely populated cities where it is not easy to plant trees, can help improve air quality in cities. As large-scale reforestation is not feasible within a project, a test area will be implemented in Aix-en-Provence and Florence as front-runner cities and living labs. AIRFRESH aims to: + Estimate the air pollution (PM, NO2, CO2 and O3) removal capacity by urban trees within a reforested test area and in both cities at city scale. + Estimate and quantify the environmental and health benefits provided by urban trees at city-scale. + Propose recommendations for reforestation policies (e.g. number and type of tree species to be planted) for attainment of the legislative air quality standards in both cities. Our findings will be translated into a guidebook to support urban policies for sustainable city planning (local urban masterplan) and to make choices for "greening up" the environment to improve citizens’ well-being. website: www-life.airfresh