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Economic Assessment of a Change in Pesticide Regulatory Policy in the Philippines


  • Templeton, Deborah Jane
  • Jamora, Nelissa


Summary In response to growing health concerns, the Philippine government instigated a suite of pesticide regulatory policies and implementing guidelines and launched Integrated Pest Management as a National Program to promote a safer and an ecologically sound approach to pest control. The main aim of this study is to measure the economic benefits of the 1992-96 pesticide policy package. Specifically, the study examines those factors that influenced the government's decision to change the policies on pesticides and pest control practices and attributes these benefits to the key players, with a focus on relevant International Rice Research Institute's (IRRI) policy-orientated research.

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  • Templeton, Deborah Jane & Jamora, Nelissa, 2010. "Economic Assessment of a Change in Pesticide Regulatory Policy in the Philippines," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 38(10), pages 1519-1526, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:38:y:2010:i:10:p:1519-1526

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    1. Jikun Huang & Fangbin Qiao & Linxiu Zhang & Scott Rozelle, 2000. "Farm Pesticide, Rice Production, and Human Health," EEPSEA Research Report rr2000051, Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA), revised May 2000.
    2. Nguyen Huu Dung & Tran Thi Thanh Dung, 1999. "Economic and Health Consequences of Pesticide Use in Paddy Production in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam," EEPSEA Research Report rr1999021, Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA), revised Feb 1999.
    3. Pingali, Prabhu L. & Marquez, Cynthia, 1990. "Health Costs Of Long Term Pesticide Exposure In The Philippines," 1990 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Vancouver, Canada 270733, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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    2. Elfman, Lena & Tooke, Nigel E. & Patring, Johan D.M., 2011. "Detection of pesticides used in rice cultivation in streams on the island of Leyte in the Philippines," Agricultural Water Management, Elsevier, vol. 101(1), pages 81-87.
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    4. Li, Jie & Gómez, Miguel I. & Rickard, Bradley J. & Skinner, Margaret, 2013. "Factors Influencing Adoption of Integrated Pest Management in Northeast Greenhouse and Nursery Production," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 42(2), pages 1-15, August.


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