Universal Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 9(5), pp. 200 - 207
DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2021.090507
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Socio-Economic Profile of the Dairy Industry in Cagayan Valley: Potential Users of Green Technology


Ma. Teresa S. Alvarez 1,*, Diosdado C. Cañete 2
1 Department of Business Administration, Isabela State University, Echague, Isabela, Philippines
2 AgriBusiness and Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Isabela State University, Echague, Isabela, Philippines

ABSTRACT

Dairy farming plays a vital role in the social and economic livelihood of the farmer households and cooperatives in the Cagayan Valley. For the adoption of new technologies such as greening technology in dairy production, profiling of the dairy farm is an important factor in developing the assessment of the viability of the green tech to be adopted by the farmers as a means to increase their productivity and efficiency in farming. By considering this aspect, the study was undertaken in the Cagayan Valley and the respondents were purposively selected. There were four cooperatives that represented the region, while 10 farmer households were also randomly selected. The data was collected using a predesigned interview schedule on-farm/site. Key informant interviews (KII) and focus group discussion (FGD) will be the means of gathering relevant information. The collected data was analysed using basic descriptive statistical methods such as frequency, percentage, proportions, average, and rating. The results indicate that the majority of the dairy farmers in the Cagayan Valley belonged to the aged group, with an average age of 54 and above, with a degree in college, and a high income of up to P15,001-above/monthly, which represents the large and medium-sized families. The majority of dairy farmers had at least 5 years of experience using green technology, and 60% of them had both cattle and carabao as dairy farm animals. The adoption rate of green technology using vermicomposting and using solar panels by both categories of respondents reveals that there is a potential market expansion for the implementation of green technology for the dairy farming industry and for further improvement of the socio-economic status of the farmers and their stakeholders, which may lead to their embracing green tech culture. Adequate research and a contribution from the NGO's and government in this sector are essential to improve the living conditions of the farmers in Cagayan Valley.

KEYWORDS
Dairy Farming, Green Technology, Vermicomposting and Solar Tech

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Ma. Teresa S. Alvarez , Diosdado C. Cañete , "Socio-Economic Profile of the Dairy Industry in Cagayan Valley: Potential Users of Green Technology," Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 200 - 207, 2021. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2021.090507.

(b). APA Format:
Ma. Teresa S. Alvarez , Diosdado C. Cañete (2021). Socio-Economic Profile of the Dairy Industry in Cagayan Valley: Potential Users of Green Technology. Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, 9(5), 200 - 207. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2021.090507.