01.01.17 → 31.12.19

The project addresses the evaluation of the economic value of ecosystem services (ES) in UNESCO-MAB sites from a regional perspective (Africa) and focuses on sites from 4 countries: Benin, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda. The expected results will contribute to the transition to green economy in Africa. This project lasts 30 months (2017-2019) and is financed in the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding between Belspo (Belgian Science Policy) and UNESCO to support research activities in Biosphere Reserves (BR).

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The economic impact of water hyacinth infestation on farmers (PDF)

Les services écosystémiques au Bénin

video from a stakeholders workshop



Internal member

  • Anne-Julie Rochette
  • Luc Janssens de Bisthoven
  • Jean Huge

Other members

  • Bruno Verbist, KU Leuven
  • Jean Hugé, ULB
  • Steven Van Passel, UAntwerpen
  • Université D'Abomey-Calavi, Benin
  • Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia
  • Busitema University, Uganda

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