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Survey Paper | Management | Philippines | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023
Acceptability and Participation on the Implementation of Irrigation Management Transfer Program (IMTP) in Davao Oriental
Venson B. Sarita | Cheryll L. Bautista
Abstract: The Irrigation Management Transfer (IMT) Program is a major component of the Rationalization Plan of the National Irrigation Administration. Outputs of this program are essential in the identification and positioning of adaptation and mitigation measures to reduce exposure and risk to the impact of lesser irrigated area. This study was conducted to assess the level of acceptability and participation of Irrigators? Associations (IA) in the implementation of IMT Program of NIA in Banaybanay, Davao Oriental. The respondents of the study were the four Irrigators Associations purposively selected that belong to the Model 1 contract of the IMT program. A five - point Likert Scale was adapted to measure the responses of the respondents of each item in the questionnaire. Survey questionnaires were distributed among the 175 stratified randomly selected respondents. Based on the results of the study, it was found out that the Irrigators Associations? behavior is practiced, evident, observed or manifested always in terms of the level of acceptability and participation. The efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of irrigation services to Irrigators Associations are crucial part of their operation especially if they will take over other operation and management activities previously carried out by NIA1. With the results of this study, it was regarded that the level of IAs acceptability and participation on the implementation of IMT Program of NIA in the locality of Banay - banay, Davao Oriental, Philippines was significantly very high.
Keywords: Acceptability, Participation, Irrigators Association, Irrigation Management Transfer Program, Irrigation Service Fee, Repair and Maintenance, Operations
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,
Pages: 116 - 119