Payments for Ecosystem Services

Country: Paraguay

Organization: Organization of American States

Local Partners: Environmental Law and Economics Institute (IDEA); Sociedad de Estudios Rurales y Cultura Popular (SER)


Financing: World Bank Development Marketplace

Objective: The project will target three pilot sites located in the Department of San Pedro, which includes a portion of the Bosque Atlántico del Alto Parana (BAAP) along with other sensitive ecosystems. To improve socio-economic wellbeing of 500 households residents and protect and improve the ecosystem service capacity by implementing a menu of agro-forestry practices combined with a scheme of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES).

Deliverables: Baseline Survey l Monitoring Plan l Communication Strategy l Analysis of Market Failures l Ecosystem Services Benefits Recognized by SEAM l Identification of Sustainable Agriculture Practices l Opportunity Costs


Course held on Ecological Pest Management in Paraguay Course held on Ecological Pest Management in Paraguay

Brochure - Certification of Forest Farmers:

Law 3001/06 Payment for Ecosystem Services and SEAM Resolution 531/08

Press Release:

For further information on this project please contact Luisa Neira at 202 458 6097 or by email at