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Profiling of school + home cacao project adopters as basis for community-based participatory cacao processing enterprise model

Gilbert C. Magulod Jr., Perla R. Bautista, Jehan U. Gerardo, Bernard P. Madarang Maed, Janilete R. Cortez Maed, Prince Dave R. Lianeza

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Int. J. Biosci.21(4), 110-120, October 2022

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/21.4.110-120

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The key to the development of the community is to involve them in the process. The overall goal of this project is to establish the School Plus Home Cacao Processing Learning Sites. Fundamentally, the researchers employed a community-based participatory action research design. The project had a total of 16 respondents from Ignacio B. Jurado, Lasam, Cagayan. Barangay Ignacio B. Jurado is one of the Barangays of Lasam. It is located 1.5km. away from the Public Market of Lasam. As a result, the School Plus Home (S+H) Cacao Learning Sites were successfully launched as a demonstration and processing area of livelihood, health, literacy and climate resiliency in IBJ Elementary School. Cacao is considered by the majority of residents of Ignacio B. Jurado as a potential economic enterprise. Most of the respondents reported that cacao production gives them additional source of income. In terms of the problems met by the respondents during the cacao production, they cited high cost for production and scarcity of labor as the two biggest obstacles to cacao production. This project being launched by CSU-Lasam campus will serve as a starting point for the progress not only for the Campus but for everyone. To sum it up, cacao production must be appreciated because so long as everyone will help each other, this may be helpful for us to have enough income and of course to save our environment.

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