FARMERS’ PARTICIPATION FOR IRRIGATION WATER RESOURCE SERVICES FEE, KAPAHIANG REGENCY BENGKULU PROVINCE- INDONESIAReflis, Fahrurrozie Sjarkowi, Sriati and Didik Susetyo
The environmental services fee program is a policy instrument to protect the watershed and increase the quantity quality and availability (QQA) of irrigation water. The value of willingness to pay as the environmental service of water resource can state the participation of farmers in the sustainable management of environmental services for water resources in the upstream watershed area of Musi. Kapahiang Regency. Furthermore this study aims to find out the participation of farmers through the formulation of willingness and ability to pay a fee for irrigation water resource services. The result of binary regression obtained that factors affecting willingness to pay of farmer for irrigation water resource services fee were the basic knowledge of irrigation water resource services fee the role in irrigation maintenance the farming income and the distance rice fields to the river as a water resource. The estimation model of the ability of farmers to pay compensation for the services of the water resources environment with multinomial logit regression showed that the distance rice fields to the river the status of land ownership education and demographic history affect the willingness to pay of farmers for irrigation water resource services fee. The average value of willingness to pay that farmer respondents want is IDR 168,927.37 per land areal and planting season. Meanwhile, the total value of willingness to accept the farmer community in the upstream watershed area of Kepahiang Regency was estimated to be Rp.640,310,526.30 per planting season.
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