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Question 1: Do you support organic agriculture in the Philippines?

Table 1

Frequency Percent
Yes 66 94%
No 4 6%
Total 70 100%

Table 1 shows that 94% of the respondents answered YES and the
remaining 6% answered NO. Therefore, most farmers are currently practicing
or using organic farming.

Question 2: Based on the knowledge and background about organic agriculture,


please rate from 1-10 (10 is the highest) your technical know-how on organic
farming.

Table 2

scale rating
lowest: 1 0 0.0%
2 1 1.4%
3 1 1.4%
4 2 2.9%
5 8 11.4%
6 7 10.0%
7 11 15.7%
8 21 30.0%
9 4 5.7%
highest: 10 15 21.4%
Total 70 100.0%

Based on the data shown there are 30% answers on the scale of 8 means
only few of the respondents have knowledge and background about organic
agriculture; While 21.4% rate on the scale of 10. Therefore the survey that we
conduct from the farmers and agriculturist, few of the have a know-how on
organic farming.
Question 3: Did you participate personally on trainings on organic agriculture?

Table 3

Frequency Percent
Yes 17 24.3%
No 53 75.7%
Total 70 100.0%

75.7% of the respondents answered NO, which shows almost all of them
did not personally participate on training on organic agriculture.

Question 4: Are you using your own organic pesticides?


Table 4

Frequency Percent
Yes 54 77%
No 16 23%
Total 70 100%

Table no. 4 shows that out of 70 respondents 54 farmers says that they are
making their own organic pesticides and 16 farmers says No. therefore, 77% of
the respondents are making their own pesticides.

Question 5: Are you using any organic materials as your fertilizer?


Most of the respondents uses animal manure because manures contributes
to the fertility of the soil by adding organic matter and nutrients, such as
nitrogen, that are trapped by bacteria in the soil. Also they uses dishwashing soap
because it lessen the insects to go the plants. And lastly some farmers uses chilli
pepper because it kills insects by causing membrane damage and metabolic
disruption
Question 6: What agriculture practices are you familiar with?

Table 6

frequency percent
Use of soil
fertilizer 52 24.4%
Use of beneficial
insects 46 21.6%
Buffers 0 0.0%
Crop rotation 52 24.4%
Cover crops 43 20.2%
Others 20 9.4%
Total 213 100.0%

The soil fertilizer and crop rotation shows the same percentage, which
means soil fertilizer and crop rotation are most familiar I the group of farmers

Question 7: How did you learned about these techniques?

Table 7

frequency percent
School 52 46.4%
Seminars 31 27.7%
Ancestors 9 8.0%
NGO 8 7.1%
Government 1 0.9%
Other 11 9.8%
100.0
Total 112 %

According to our information that we gathered in Los Baos, school is the


most prominent place where the farmers and agriculturist learned there new
techniques and ideas about the organic farming.
Question 8: Is organic agriculture environment friendly? Please rate from 1-10 (10
as the highest)

Table 8

scale rating percent


lowest: 1 0 0.0%
2 0 0.0%
3 0 0.0%
4 1 1.4%
5 1 1.4%
6 2 2.9%
7 4 5.7%
8 14 20.0%
9 11 15.7%
highest: 10 37 52.9%
Total 70 100.0%

52.9% of the respondents rated at the scale of 1-10 one is the lowest 10 is
the highest the organic agriculture is environmental friendly.

Question 9: Do you have enough support from the government?

Table 9

frequency percent
Yes 19 27.1%
No 51 72.9%
Total 70 100.0%

scale rating percent


lowest 1 0 0.0%
2 0 0.0%
3 0 0.0%
4 1 4.3%
5 3 13.0%
6 7 30.4%
7 2 8.7%
8 3 13.0%
9 1 4.3%
highest: 10 6 26.1%
Total 23 100.0%

Respondents who answered Yes is composed of 27.1% while respondents


who answered No composed of 72.9%. Based on the result, the respondents are
not supported by the government so that some of the respondents who were
farmers user their own finances to support their financial needs when it comes in
organic farming.
Question 10: Do you know the Republic Act 10068 (Organic Agriculture Act of
2010)?
Table 10

frequency percent
Yes 42 60.0%
No 28 40.0%
Total 70 100.0%

42 respondents out of 70 in total answered YES and they have knowledge


about Republic Act No. 10068 also known as Organic Agriculture Act of 2010. On
the other hand, 28 respondents say NO because they dont have any idea
regarding the Republic Act.

Question 11: Does organic farming cost more than conventional farming?

Table 11

frequency percent
Yes 48 68.6%
No 19 27.1%
Both 3 4.3%
Total 70 100.0%

The respondents answered YES composed of 68.6% and the respondents


answered NO comprises 27.1%, 3 out of 70 respondents answered both of the
choices, which resulted to 4.3%.
Question 12: Does organic farming are more profitable than non-organic ones?

Table 12

frequency percent
Yes 33 47.1%
No 37 52.9%
Total 70 100.0%

The results shown that 52% of the data analyzed were answered by NO,
meanwhile 47.1% are mostly half of 100%

Question 13: Using the following numerical scale, please rate the overall impact
of organic agriculture in your area. (1-very positive 2-somewhat positive 3-
neutral 4-somewhat negative 5-very negative 6- I don't know)

Table 13

IMPACT ON THE
ENVIRONMENT
rating percent
Very positive 1 15 21.4%
2 10 14.3%
3 27 38.6%
4 9 12.9%
5 3 4.3%
I don't know 6 6 8.6%
TOTAL 70 100.0%

IMPACT ON THE
HUMAN HEALTH
rating percent
Very positive 1 32 45.7%
2 21 30.0%
3 12 17.1%
4 3 4.3%
5 0 0.0%
I don't know 6 2 2.9%
TOTAL 70 100.0%

IMPACT ON FARM
ECONOMICS
rating percent
Very positive 1 18 25.7%
2 9 12.9%
3 25 35.7%
4 12 17.1%
5 2 2.9%
I don't know 6 4 5.7%
TOTAL 70 100.0%

IMPACT ON
PEOPLE AND
COMMUNITIES
rating percent
Very positive 1 21 30.0%
2 16 22.9%
3 21 30.0%
4 7 10.0%
5 0 0.0%
I don't know 6 5 7.1%
TOTAL 70 100.0%

The data show that 35.7% participants answers are neutral which means
that they have neither positive nor negative response about the impact of organic
agriculture on the environment; on the other hand agriculturist answered impact
of organic agriculture on people and communities. Then after that is the impact
on farm economics, given result is neutral which is composed of 35.7% of the
respondents, meanwhile 45.7% answered very positively of the impact on the
human health which means they have positive feedback regarding the impact of
the organic agriculture on human health.

Question 14: Do you have a positive outlook on organic agriculture in the


Philippines?

Table 14

frequencies percent
Yes 63 90.0%
No 7 10.0%
total 70 100.0%

The 90% of respondents answered YES with a positive outlook on organic


agriculture and only answered NO with a negative outlook.

Question 15: In your opinion, what are the impacts of organic agriculture in our
environment?
Based on the opinion of the farmers and agriculturist the impacts of the
organic agriculture in our environment are no toxic fertilizer in the air, also it is
eco-friendly, conserves biodiversity and ecological balance that could also avoid
chemical risks on human health. It helps in minimizing diseases or disorders by
people and animals in the long run that results healthy people and environment. It
lessens the effect of climate change caused by chemicals used in conventional
farming. Primarily, it enhances soil that preserves and sustains a balance
ecosystem .Sustainability of production which can be alternative food option for
the health-conscious.

Question 16: Is there a better market for organic agriculture?

Table 16

frequency percent
Yes 60 85.7%
No 10 14.3%
total 70 100.0%
60 out of 70 of the respondents answered YES and they said that there is a
better market for organic agriculture.

Question 17: Who are your target markets from organically produced crops?

According to the information gathered from the respondents, the following


people would benefit this study. First, is those who is health-conscious, it is
because they need to maintain their healthy living and they need to eat more
organic food. Second, is those who were against GMOs, for them to have an idea
regarding organic farming. Third, people who want to live healthy they buy
organic to reduce diseases causes by the harmful chemical. Fourth are those have
different diseases, for them the main cure are herbal. Fifth, are those in
supermarkets, high and low end restaurants since they should start selling organic
products for the customer even though we are already surrounded by artificial.
Lastly, are those who are eating healthy foods, they should start trying to eat
organic products so they will become healthy person and they will live a long and
peaceful life.

Question 18: Are organically produced crops here in the Philippines having the
potential to be exported internationally?

Table 18

frequency percent
Yes 45 64.3%
No 25 35.7%
total 70 100.0%

Mostly of the respondents answered Yes (64.3%) and the remaining


answered No (35.7%), therefore organic produced crops here in the Philippines
have the potential to be exported internationally.

Question 19: Can organic agriculture help us in food security?

Table 19

frequency percent
Yes 51 72.9%
No 19 27.1%
total 70 100.0%

72.9% of the respondents answered YES, and 27.1 of the respondents


answered NO. Therefore most of the respondents believe the organic agriculture
help them in food security.

Question 20: Will you tell your co-farmers do venture on organic agriculture?

Table 20

frequency percent
Yes 60 85.7%
No 10 14.3%
total 70 100.0%

The table shows that 85.7% of the respondents answered YES which
means most of them will tell their co-farmer to do some risky things on organic
agriculture and 14.3% answered NO.