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Regional economic multiplier impacts potential pollinator deficits across crops
Summary The Honey Bee and Pollination Program has funded analysis of yield and crop value loss as a result of Australian pollinator deficits (e.g. Keogh et al 2010, Barry et al 2010). This project proposes to use these data to develop a more complete picture of the economic cost of Australian pollinator deficits. Regional economic multiplier impacts will be estimated for a representative region. An InputOutput model will be developed for the region and the model will be used to determine both the direct and multiplier impacts of a pollinator deficit on regional business turnover; value add; income and employment. Results from the regional analysis will be used to draw more general and somewhat more speculative conclusions on the national economic impact of a pollinator deficit.
Program Honey Bee
Research organisation AgEconPlus Pty Ltd
Objective summary 1.To quantify the regional economic impact of a pollinator deficit across crops
2.To provide more general conclusions on the national economic impact of pollinator deficits
3.To provide an evidence base for decision makers in relation to the broader economic and social costs of pollinator deficits
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Friday, July 01, 2016
Project completion date Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries
Rural priority Adoption of R&D
RIRDC goal HBE-Understand the role of pollination in delivering more productive systems
Principal researcher Michael Clarke
Research manager Dave Alden
Admin contact Michael Clarke