Organic Farming of Wild Native Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) at Barangay Aningalan, San Remigio, Antique

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Year:
2018
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Conventional Farming, Organic Farming, Traditional Farming and Wild Native Ginger
Authors:
ATIENZA, SUSAN F.; MAGBANUA, MARY-AN U.
Journal:
IJRAS
Volume:
5
Number:
6
Pages:
232-236
Month:
November
ISSN:
2348-3997
Abstract:
This descriptive-correlational study aimed to identify the relationship of the method of farming with personal circumstances, natural environmental and agricultural land, and involvement in community service or organization of the identified farmer-beneficiaries in support to the project proposal on “Organic Farming of Wild Native Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) in Barangay Aningalan, San Remigio, Antique, Philippines” to be funded by the Departm- -ent of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR). A total of 92 farmers were identified by the local government unit (LGU) of San Remigio, Antique, 38 of them were from Barangay Aningalan. However, as of the survey date, only 32 farmers were present as the other 6 were out of town. The survey questions utilized were modified survey questions patterned from the demographic survey questionn- -aire developed by the University of the Philippines (UP)-Visayas (1990s). The descriptive statistics used were frequency, percentage, and mean. For the analysis of relationship, chi-square was used using phi or Cramer’s V to the determine the strength. The hypotheses were tested at 5% level of confidence. There was a predominance of females among the farmer-respondents where more than 68% were ages 44 below, are mostly high school level, a little over 93% are married, with 0 to 3 dependents, has gross income of Php 2,499 below, lives mostly in light material-houses with closed-pit toilets, more than 34% get water for drinking and for general use from well with pump, majority uses firewood as cooking fuel, more than half threw garbage in compost pits and plant flowers, vegetables and fruits, almost all of these farmer-respondents follows traditional practices of farming and organic method of farming. There were no significant relationships existing between the method of farming with the personal circumstances, natural environmental and agricultural land, and involvement in community service or organization of the farmer-respondents
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