Willingness to pay for water management to support sustainable food production in tidal lowlands of South Sumatra, Indonesia

  • Meitry Firdha Tafarini Department of Agribusiness, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sriwijaya, Jalan Palembang-Prabumulih KM 32, Indralaya, South Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Muhammad Yazid Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sriwijaya, Jalan Palembang-Prabumulih KM 32, Indralaya, South Sumatra, Indonesia,
  • Muh. Bambang Prayitno Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sriwijaya, Jalan Palembang-Prabumulih KM 32, Indralaya, South Sumatra, Indonesia,
  • Muhammad Faizal Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sriwijaya, Jalan Palembang-Prabumulih KM 32, Indralaya, South Sumatra, Indonesia,
  • Fransiscus Xaverius Suryadi Department of Land and Water Development, Water Science and Engineering, UNESCO IHE, Delft, The Netherlands
  • Khairul Fahmi Purba Department of Agribusiness, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sriwijaya, Jalan Palembang-Prabumulih KM 32, Indralaya, South Sumatra, Indonesia,

Abstract

Operations and maintenance (OM) of water infrastructure cannot be separated from the role of farmers' water users associations (WUA) or farmer groups. OM needs to be supported not only skillfully but also financially. This research aimed to assess and identify several factors affecting self-financing in water management in tidal lowlands agriculture, using the Willingness To Pay (WTP) approach. The sample size of this research was 245 respondents, all of which are active members of WUA or farmer groups. Primary data were collected using direct interviews with structured questionnaires, and secondary data were collected from some related agencies. The data were analyzed using Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Multiple Linear Regression analyses. Regression analysis formally tested the factors and identified the selected significant factors. KMO and Bartlett's Test result was 0.587 > 0.5 (alpha), indicating significance. The R2 (0.86) showed that the independent variables simultaneously explained the dependent variable (YWTP). From seven independent variables, five variables significantly affect the willingness to pay for water management. This WTP is expected to ensure sustainable food production in tidal lowlands since water availability is crucial in tidal lowland agriculture

Author Biographies

Meitry Firdha Tafarini, Department of Agribusiness, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sriwijaya, Jalan Palembang-Prabumulih KM 32, Indralaya, South Sumatra, Indonesia

Department of Agribusiness, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sriwijaya, Jalan Palembang-Prabumulih KM 32, Indralaya, South Sumatra, Indonesia

Muhammad Yazid, Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sriwijaya, Jalan Palembang-Prabumulih KM 32, Indralaya, South Sumatra, Indonesia,

Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sriwijaya, Jalan Palembang-Prabumulih KM 32, Indralaya, South Sumatra, Indonesia,

Muh. Bambang Prayitno, Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sriwijaya, Jalan Palembang-Prabumulih KM 32, Indralaya, South Sumatra, Indonesia,

Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sriwijaya, Jalan Palembang-Prabumulih KM 32, Indralaya, South Sumatra, Indonesia,

Muhammad Faizal, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sriwijaya, Jalan Palembang-Prabumulih KM 32, Indralaya, South Sumatra, Indonesia,

Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sriwijaya, Jalan Palembang-Prabumulih KM 32, Indralaya, South Sumatra, Indonesia,

Fransiscus Xaverius Suryadi, Department of Land and Water Development, Water Science and Engineering, UNESCO IHE, Delft, The Netherlands

Department of Land and Water Development, Water Science and Engineering, UNESCO IHE, Delft, The Netherlands

Khairul Fahmi Purba, Department of Agribusiness, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sriwijaya, Jalan Palembang-Prabumulih KM 32, Indralaya, South Sumatra, Indonesia,

Department of Agribusiness, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sriwijaya, Jalan Palembang-Prabumulih KM 32, Indralaya, South Sumatra, Indonesia,

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Tafarini, M. F., M. Yazid, M. B. Prayitno, M. Faizal, F. Xaverius Suryadi, and K. F. Purba. “Willingness to Pay for Water Management to Support Sustainable Food Production in Tidal Lowlands of South Sumatra, Indonesia”. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture, Vol. 33, no. 12, Jan. 2022, doi:https://doi.org/10.9755/ejfa.2021.v33.i12.2789. Accessed 25 May 2022.
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