Adoption of integrated vegetable agroforestry system among smallholder upland farmers in the Philippines
A.M. Penaso; J.D. Intong; M.E. Damag; R. Marsh; M.R. Reyes
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Abstract: Preliminary results of a survey conducted among 50 smallholder upland farmers in the Philippines during the second crop period in 2007 showed early awareness (since 1960-1970) of the integrated vegetable agroforestry system technologies, particularly irrigation drainage, soil conservation and soil fertility management, and the vegetable agroforestry system, which 59-75% of them adopted in their farms. They however, just were aware of the existence of the drip irrigation technology in 2000 and it was adopted by only 25% of farmers. Problems encountered with the technologies included high costs of inputs, low and fluctuating costs of farm outputs and the dry spell during the period.