Analysis of the market for pollination services in Australia

Centre for International Economics

  • Project code: PRJ-001228

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Friday, September 28, 2007

  • Project completion date: Wednesday, January 30, 2008

  • National Priority: HBE-Improve understanding of pollination strategies that impact crop yields and improve hive health


Honey Bee

Research Organisation

Centre for International Economics

Objective Summary

The key objectives are:
– To estimate the size of the market (price and quantity) of pollination services in Australia, under various scenarios.
– Estimate the cost of the entry of Varrroa that can be used to assess the cost-benefit of eradication strategies (along with an assessment of such strategies effectiveness).
– Determine the costs/benefits of the industry taking a proactive approach to developing a pollination industry.