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FARMER-IRRIGATORS WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR IMPROVED WATERSHED AT TUMAUINI IRRIGATION SYSTEM (TIS),TUMAUINI, ISABELA

DANIEL C. JACINTO, WILFREDO M. SALVADOR.

Abstract
The study was conducted on 185 farmers from irrigators associations (IAs) in Tumauini, Isabela to determine their willingness to pay additional charges
for improved environmental services. Most respondents were males (125), 50% have not reached high school, 97% full-time farmers, and with an
average of 4 members per household. Annual income of 66% is below P10,000, 34% avail of loans from banks and traders; 50% are owner-tillers and
the rest are tenants. Average farm size is 1.94 hectares per farmer with an average yield of 124 cavans per hectare (5.5 tons/ha) and traded at an average
price of P17/kg.
The farmers claimed that environmental conservation is vital and environmental degradation were caused by lack of discipline, vested interests, illegal
logging, forest destruction, mining, and excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides which resulted to flash floods, soil erosion, pollution of the rivers, and
decrease in the water level. With these changes, most are aware of the cropping calendar and pattern of planting for smooth farming operations and
synchronous planting.
They stressed that improved water quality is important for farming and some participated in irrigation activities such as clearing, de-clogging, de-silting
and water delivery monitoring and planning. Most importantly, the respondents are willing to pay additional charges for environmental services ranging
from P50.00 to P1,000.00 or an average of P265.00 and agreed to pay from P50.00 to P250.00 per year. This will serve as a kick-off point in enhancing
their capabilities in improving irrigation services and facilities in their respective localities.

Key words: Payment of Environmental Services; Environmental Conservation; Water Quality.


 
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DANIEL C. JACINTO, WILFREDO M. SALVADOR. FARMER-IRRIGATORS WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR IMPROVED WATERSHED AT TUMAUINI IRRIGATION SYSTEM (TIS),TUMAUINI, ISABELA. JCR. 2020; 7(15): 418-430. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.60


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DANIEL C. JACINTO, WILFREDO M. SALVADOR. FARMER-IRRIGATORS WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR IMPROVED WATERSHED AT TUMAUINI IRRIGATION SYSTEM (TIS),TUMAUINI, ISABELA. JCR. 2020; 7(15): 418-430. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.60



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DANIEL C. JACINTO, WILFREDO M. SALVADOR. FARMER-IRRIGATORS WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR IMPROVED WATERSHED AT TUMAUINI IRRIGATION SYSTEM (TIS),TUMAUINI, ISABELA. JCR. (2020), [cited September 16, 2020]; 7(15): 418-430. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.60



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DANIEL C. JACINTO, WILFREDO M. SALVADOR (2020) FARMER-IRRIGATORS WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR IMPROVED WATERSHED AT TUMAUINI IRRIGATION SYSTEM (TIS),TUMAUINI, ISABELA. JCR, 7 (15), 418-430. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.60



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DANIEL C. JACINTO, WILFREDO M. SALVADOR. 2020. FARMER-IRRIGATORS WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR IMPROVED WATERSHED AT TUMAUINI IRRIGATION SYSTEM (TIS),TUMAUINI, ISABELA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (15), 418-430. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.60



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DANIEL C. JACINTO, WILFREDO M. SALVADOR. "FARMER-IRRIGATORS WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR IMPROVED WATERSHED AT TUMAUINI IRRIGATION SYSTEM (TIS),TUMAUINI, ISABELA." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 418-430. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.60



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DANIEL C. JACINTO, WILFREDO M. SALVADOR. "FARMER-IRRIGATORS WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR IMPROVED WATERSHED AT TUMAUINI IRRIGATION SYSTEM (TIS),TUMAUINI, ISABELA." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.15 (2020), 418-430. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.60



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DANIEL C. JACINTO, WILFREDO M. SALVADOR (2020) FARMER-IRRIGATORS WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR IMPROVED WATERSHED AT TUMAUINI IRRIGATION SYSTEM (TIS),TUMAUINI, ISABELA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (15), 418-430. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.60