“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you toachieve it.”—Paulo Coelho,
, I thank you so much for having laid a wonderful path for me, for being everywhere and in everything, and for the people who have unknowingly conspired to help me finish my thesis on time:
Mr. Rogelio Portula
, for granting me the permission to conduct my study and for offering support.
Ms. Dina Gaviola-Pitao
for the much needed contacts and providing me secondarydata on the progress of the program.
Ms. Evangeline S. Garing
, for contacting the farmer-cooperators, agriculturaltechnicians, and municipal agriculturists, and for accompanying me to the different techno-demo sites around Leyte. The stories you have shared along the way will always beremembered.The
municipal agriculturists and the municipal agricultural technicians
in thedifferent techno-demo sites of the DA Agri-Kalikasan Program in Leyte, for the assistanceyou gave me in reaching out to my survey respondents.To the
of the DA Agri-Kalikasan Program, for the much-neededtime and cooperation in participating in the survey and for the farming expertise you shared.Your hardwork, patience and perseverance will always be admired.
Mr. Mario Tabinas
Eugene Val Mangaoang
—I can’t imagine just a week-longdata gathering period without you.
Ms. Josiefer Jesusco of ACIAR
, for having worked so hard running statistical testsfor my data, and for providing suggestions for interpreting and discussing the results of mystudy. My study would be meaningless without your help.