Vol. 9 No. 1 (2022)
Articles

A Study on the Impact of Rural Electrification on the Agricultural Productivity in MIMAROPA-Region 4B, Philippines

Jennylyn Frances E Dugasan
College of Commerce of Business Administration, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.
Jennifer Jane S Napallatan
College of Commerce of Business Administration, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.
Fei Dhania V Nip
College of Commerce of Business Administration, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.
Ronaldo R Cabauatan
College of Commerce of Business Administration, Research Center for Social Sciences and Education, The Graduate School, University of Santo Tomas, and Social Sciences Division, National Research Council of the Philippines.

Published 2022-02-16

Statistics
43 Views | Downloads

Keywords

  • Rural electrification, Agriculture, Agricultural productivity, Cost of electricity, Period of democracy, Labor productivity.

How to Cite

Dugasan, J. F. E., Napallatan, J. J. S., Nip, F. D. V., & Cabauatan, R. R. (2022). A Study on the Impact of Rural Electrification on the Agricultural Productivity in MIMAROPA-Region 4B, Philippines. Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies, 9(1), 18–24. https://doi.org/10.20448/ajssms.v9i1.3703

Abstract

This study examines the effect of rural electrification to agricultural productivity in the MIMAROPA-Region 4B, Philippines. Rural electrification is said to have a significant benefit particularly in agricultural productivity. There are several challenges among the implementation of rural electrification. Low rural incomes can make it difficult to afford and long distances mean more power losses, as well as costly customer service and equipment maintenance. This research proves that rural electrification positively affects agricultural productivity. A multiple regression analysis will be used to evaluate the data to be obtained and determine the relationship between the regressors and the dependent variable. For this study, the independent variables are the percentage of rural electrification (RE), cost of electricity (CE), and the period of democracy (PD). Meanwhile, the dependent variable is agricultural productivity (AP). The data will be sourced from various government agencies in the Philippines including Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Agriculture MIMAROPA, and Philippine Statistics Authority MIMAROPA.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.