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Going Organic Understanding The Organic Vegetables Production Environment In Central Luzon Philippines

Journal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.3, No. 8)

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Page : 81-91

Keywords : Keywords organic vegetables; organic technologies; technology attributes; organic technology utilization;

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ABSTRACT Organic vegetable production is a system based on the principle of taking care of nature accounting all life forms. The research aimed to characterize organic vegetables production environment in Central Luzon Philippines.Survey key informants interview and focus group discussion were used in generating data from 72 organic vegetable farmers and 32 conventional vegetable growers from Nueva Ecija Pampanga and Zambales. Descriptive statistics cost and return input utilization technology attributes and extent of technology utilization were used in data analysis. The bio-physical socio-economic and institutional environment in Central Luzon can provide good opportunity that can be tapped in promoting organic vegetable production in the region. The economic returns in organic vegetable production is promising and at par compared to conventional vegetable production. Low utilization of organic vegetable production technologies is apparent among farmers and their capacity to adopt organic farming standards including certification is also low. The constraints in organic vegetable production are many but can be addressed through an integrated organic vegetable production program in the region. This calls for a holistic organic consciousness campaign prioritization and localization of organic vegetable production intensifying capability building subsidizing and localizing organic certification and effective price monitoring and dissemination mechanism.

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