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Revitalizing Philippine Irrigation: A Systems and Governance Assessment for the 21st Century

Briones, Roehlano M.


After years of relative neglect, irrigation has again emerged as the single largest budgetary outlay in government-funded agricultural programs after the world rice price crisis of 2008. Since then, priority for irrigation and rice agriculture has been sustained over three administrations. Never has the goal of closing the gap between actual and potential irrigable area been nearer than today.

This volume has evaluated the resurgent irrigation development program to date, covering national systems, communal systems, and various program considerations, such as water resource assessment, governance issues, recent policy shifts (e.g., Free Irrigation Service Act), and benefit-cost comparison. The analysis will hopefully serve as input to the continued implementation of the irrigation development program, which, as argued earlier, has yet a long way to go. The assessment has sought to combine both field-based qualitative and ocular assessment, with state-of-the-art quantitative assessment (including hydraulic and economic modeling). Based on this assessment, the authors offer a set of practical and hopefully useful recommendations, primarily for the National Irrigation Administration, as well as for the broad set of stakeholders in the national irrigation development agenda.




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DP 2020-58  Exploring the Feasibility of Content Analysis in Understanding International Cooperation in APEC
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DP 2020-56  Does Economic Growth Benefit the Poor? Evidence from the 2015-2018 Growth Episode
DP 2020-55  Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Poverty
DP 2020-54  Review of the "Build, Build, Build" Program: Implications on the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022
DP 2020-53  Deepening the Narrative: Qualitative Follow-up Study on the Third Impact Evaluation of Pantawid Pamilya
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DP 2020-49  The Structure of Social Relations in the Community: An Empirical Analysis for Achieving Social and Economic Inclusion
DP 2020-48  Philippine Local Government Public Expenditure Review: A Survey of National Government Local Government Support Programs