Adoption of Contour Hedgerows by Upland Farmers in the Philippines: An Economic Analysis

Adoption of Contour Hedgerows by Upland Farmers in the Philippines: An Economic Analysis

Ma. Lucila A. Lapar, Sushil Pandey, Herman Waibel

This report is structures as follows, The first part discusses CH systems and gives some background information regarding various efforts to promote this technology in upland areas of the Philippines. The next section presents a microeconomic model for analyzing factors that influence adoption. The next part describes the characteristics of production systems and discusses incentives for soil conservation. The next section analyzes the relationship between property rights and soil conservation, followed by descriptive results of empirical work conducted in the Philippines. Subsequent sections present an econometric analysis of the productivity effects of CH and the factors determining adoption. A benefit-cost analysis of CH systems for the Philippines follows. The final section synthesizes the results and implications for policy and technology development and dissemination.

Specifications

  • Publisher: International Rice Research Institute
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 0117-8180
  • ISBN: 9712201260
  • Pages: 42

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