The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) held a virtual launch for its newest book titled “Revitalizing Philippine Irrigation: A Systems and Governance Assessment for the 21st Century", on January 28, 2021, 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM, via Cisco Webex. The book is a compilation of various studies about the country’s irrigation system by esteemed authors from various organizations. Particularly, the book evaluated the government’s irrigation development program, covering both national and communal systems, as well as various program considerations, such as water resource assessment, government issues, and recent policy shifts (e.g., Free Irrigation Service Act), among others. Essentially, it offers a set of recommendations from this assessment to help the government pursue reforms toward cost-effective irrigation sector development.
An e-copy of the book may be downloaded here.
Key messages of the book by Dr. Roehlano M. Briones, Senior Research Fellow, PIDS
Reaction of Dr. Jean Balié, Director-General, International Rice Research Institute
Reaction of Mr. Raul Montemayor, National Manager, Federation of Free Farmers