G. Norton; L. Cuyno; A. Rola
A survey questionnaire to obtain information from Philippine households on their willingness to pay for reduced health and environmental hazards due to pesticides was administered to 206 households in Nueva Ecija. The hazards associated with the various pesticides being applied in the region are also being assessed for various categories of health and the environment. The effects of IPM practices being developed on the IPM CRSP, in terms of projected reductions in pesticide use, are being combined with the willingness to pay and hazard information to calculate the economic benefits of the environmental and health effects. This analysis is part of the Ph.D. dissertation of Leah Cuyno and will be completed in Year 6 of the IPM CRSP.