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