Asa Jose U. Sajise

Asa Jose U. Sajise
University of the Philippines Los Baños | UPLB · Department of Economics

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This study describes how the use of community-based participatory approaches and the Ifugaos’ indigenous knowledge system (IKS) were harnessed in the conduct of resource and damage assessment, mapping, and the preparation of management plans for four clusters corresponding to four subwatersheds in Hungduan, Ifugao, Philippines.The Ifugaos’ indigeno...
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This study identifies the determinants of membership to calamansi marketing cooperatives. A total of 300 calamansi farmers (160 farmer-members and 140 famer non-members) in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines were the respondents of the study. Probit regression was used to estimate the probability that an individual would become a member of a cooperative...
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Ecosystem services commonly valued by the society usually pertains to marketable ecosystem services while non-marketable ecosystem services, such as biodiversity, are usually left unaccounted for, making it less priority and beset with problems such as insufficient funding for conservation activities. Low appreciation on the economic value of these...
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The willingness-to-pay (WTP) of local and foreign tourists for the conservation of the Ifugao Rice Terraces, specifically the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras, was estimated using the contingent valuation method. The terraces are found in four municipalities in the province of Ifugao in northern Philippines, and were inscribed in the UNE...
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Regional planning workshops are a good value-for-money investment for the following reasons: • To build coherent projects and a cohesive regional research for development program portfolio, it is important to have structural dimensions to help harmonize science with development demands. • Bringing project teams together very early in the process wi...
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Over the years, ecosystem services have been undervalued since regarded as public good. Low appreciation on the benefits provided by the ecosystem has led to the overutilization of resources, causing negative impacts to biodiversity and environment. In the Philippines, biodiversity conservation has not been given enough priority, and has been beset...
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Using the Contingent Valuation Method (CVM), the study looks at the septage management and sewerage services demand of households with latrines in Dagupan City, Philippines vis-a-vis the cost of providing these services. The survey covers a total of 1,200 respondents for the septage and sewerage demand study. For the septage and sewerage studies, i...
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This report is an account of a cross-country study that covered Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. Covering four sites (one each in Indonesia and Vietnam) and two sites in the Philippines, the study documented the impacts of three climate hazards affecting coastal communities, namely typhoon/flooding, coastal erosion and saltwater intrusion. I...
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According to the Initial Communication of the Philippines, the Philippines is among the first countries to respond to the challenge of the climate change phenomenon. As early as May 8, 1991, the Philippine government had created the Inter-agency Committee on Climate Change (IACCC) by virtue of Administrative Order No. 220. Since then, several initi...
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The extent of the Ifugao Rice Terraces (IRT) in the four municipalities comprising the inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Sites has never been fully explained and visualized in its totality. While several attempts have been made in the past to give an indication of the extent of IRT, none has so far purposively gone to the records as well as solicited...
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A survey of 100 students was conducted among third and fourth year high school students in the UNESCO heritage municipalities of Banaue, Mayoyao, Hungduan, and Kiangan, Ifugao. It aimed to look into the perceptions and attitudes of young people towards the Ifugao Rice Terraces, determine the relationship between the students' perceptions of, and at...
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This chapter considers a hypothetical scheme of green payments to induce intra-specific agrobiodiversity in the context of Philippine rice farming. We empirically estimate a model of farmer behavior and then simulate the consequences of alternative (hypothetical) PES schemes under a fixed budget constraint. We find that, under this particular appli...
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This paper empirically investigates whether farmers who adopt soil conservation measures derive productivity gains. A twelve-year (1994-2006) panel data in Bukidnon, Philippines was used to quantify the indirect relationship between soil conservation technology adoption and upland corn productivity. A two-stage econometric analysis was done. First,...
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This study from the Philippines shows that tourism revenue could finance a significant part of the restoration and preservation work that is needed to save one of the country's most important cultural treasures. The study focuses on the key challenges that are facing the Ifugao Rice Terraces. The Ifugao Rice Terraces in the Philippines have been de...
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The rice terraces in four municipalities of Ifugao were inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995 as the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras under the category of organically evolved landscapes. This category includes landscapes that developed as a result of an initial social, economic, administrative or religious imperative, and...
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The Ifugao Rice Terraces in the Philippines are one of the world's grat cultural and environmental treasures and they have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. However the terraces are threatened by a number of significant challenges. These include tourist pressure, a declining water supply and a lack of conservation planning, f...
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This paper considers a hypothetical scheme of green payments to induce inter-specific agrobiodiversity in the context of Philippine rice farming. We empirically estimate a model of farmer behavior and then simulate the consequences of alternative (hypothetical) PES schemes under a fixed budget constraint. We find that, under this particular applica...
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The 'polluter pays' principle is one of the bedrocks of environmental policy. However, implementing this approach in a way that does not unduly handicap businesses is a challenge for I policy makers across Southeast Asia. A new study from the Philippines has looked at the commercial implications of pollution abatement charges to see what impact the...
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Current perceptions about agriculture-based systems are rooted in an assessment of their negative and positive externalities, as well as their tremendous influence in the cultural and religious values of communities. Among the emerging concerns is how to integrate this view of the multi-faceted nature and function of agroecosystems, not only in inc...
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This study is based on two observations about farmers' decisions to plant trees. The first is that it takes more labor to cut or uproot trees than to plant them. The second, is that rural labor markets are riddled with imperfections that make it difficult to hire labor for farm management so households tend to rely on family labor. The combination...
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Recently, the link between environmental depletion or degradation and macroeconomic policies has been receiving generous attention from the policymakers and economic managers. Such concerns are valid since the country depends heavily on nature’s bounty. While there has been contention on the adverse effects of macroeconomic policies on natural reso...
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This paper discusses the potential of developing a Payments for Environmental and Cultural Services system that can help in the conservation of the Ifugao Rice Terraces. The rice terraces in four municipalities of Ifugao were inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995 as the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras under the category of...

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