- 農村計画学会誌 (ISSN:09129731)
- vol.36, no.1, pp.53-58, 2017-06-30 (Released:2018-06-30)
This study aims to evaluate the agricultural reliance on insect pollination in Japan. Pollination services, especially bees, are vital ecosystem services for agricultural productivity, so recent declines in pollinators triggered the circulation of monetary valuation of pollination services. We measured the welfare loss in each crop category taking into account the response of the consumers, and we found that the contribution of insect pollination to the production of apples, melons, and Japanese pears, which were the top three crops, were 98.5 billion, 48.9 billion, and 35.8 billion JPY, respectively.