Profile of Irrigated Rice Farmers in the Province Of Northern Philippines

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Profile of Irrigated Rice Farmers in the Province Of Northern Philippines

Josephine Y. Bas-ong
Int. J. Biosci.14( 6), 336-343, June 2019.
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Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the socio-demographic profile of farmer respondents, farm resources utilized, tenurial status, farm financing strategies and yield per hectare. A descriptive design was used. Nine municipalities and eighteen barangays were chosen considering the top three, middle three and the lowest three rice producers with a total of 395 respondents. Stratified random sampling and a semi-structured survey questionnaire were used. Descriptive statistics was employed in the analysis of data. Results revealed irrigated rice farmer-respondents have a mean age of 50, mostly males, with two decades farming experience, tilling an average of 2.64 hectares, reached high school level as their highest educational attainment. Most of them have availed NIA services as their source of irrigation water during the wet and dry season farm operations.

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