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HomeQSU Research Journalvol. 8 no. 1 (2019)

FACTORS AFFECTING THE WILLINGNESS OF RESOURCE USERS TO ACCEPT COMPENSATION: THE CASE OF BAROBBOB WATERSHED

Elizabeth T. Carig

 

Abstract:

People benefit from watersheds; thus, their role in its management and sustainability is necessary. This study determined the different factors that affected resource users’ willingness to accept compensation (WTAC) for the sustainable development and protection of Barobbob Watershed in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. A total of 135 members of two People’s Organization participated in the study. WTAC was influenced positively by socio-economic and awareness factors such as sex, civil status, proof of land ownership, current land use, farming practice, and membership in environmental organizations. The number of household members with income was negatively correlated with WTAC. Information, education, and communication campaigns may be intensified to enhance the knowledge and understanding of resource users regarding the purpose and importance of watersheds, as well as their role in the sustainable management and development of Barobbob Watershed.