Keno Jay M. Balogbog1, Donna Ria dR. Josue-Canacan2, Joy P. Mercado3, Jebrel C. Canacan4
1. Agribusiness Management Department, College of Agriculture, Mindanao State University, 9504, Fatima, General Santos City Philippines.
2. Agronomy Department, College of Agriculture, Mindanao State University, 9504, Fatima, General Santos City Philippines.
3. Agronomy Department, College of Agriculture, Mindanao State University, 9504, Fatima, General Santos City Philippines.
4. Agronomy Department, College of Agriculture, Mindanao State University, 9504, Fatima, General Santos City Philippines.
Abstract: Socio-economic and farm management factors influence the decisions and practices made by farmers which in turn affect sustainability of their crop production system. This study was conducted to assess different factors attributed to the choice of main crop planted by farmers in Region XII. The study involved 217 farmers of Region XII who were selected by purposive sampling in collaboration with the Municipal Agriculturists and barangays. These farmers were interviewed to gather relevant data. Descriptive statistics and multiple regression techniques were used to analyse the data gathered. Most of the farmers are male (58%), already married, and matured as farmers. Majority reached secondary level and do not have access to post-secondary education due to financial constraints. More so, crops planted by farmers are mostly corn (37%) and rice (31%). Socio-economic characteristics of farmers do not influence the choice of main crop planted by farmers in the region. Meanwhile, farm management characteristics such as farm income, number of years in farming the main crop, topography of land and water source are statistically significant (p<0.05). Most of the farmers are still poor only earning less than Php10,000 per cropping of their main crop. Hence, farmers should utilize their lands by practicing multiple cropping including planting cash crops to ensure additional income and increase farm productivity.
Keywords: Crop Planted, Farmers, Attributions, Socio-economic study
Pages: 159 – 167 | Full PDF Paper
Аlexander Uzhinskiy1, Gennady Ososkov1, Marina Frontasyeva2
1. Laboratory of Information Technologies.
2. Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 6, Joliot-Curie, str.,141980, Dubna, Moscow Region, Russian Federation.
Abstract: The aim of the UNECE International Cooperative Program (ICP) Vegetation in the framework of the United Nations Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) is to identify the main polluted areas of Europe, produce regional maps and further develop the understanding of the long-range transboundary pollution. The Data Management System (DMS) of the UNECE ICP Vegetation consists of a set of inter-connected services and tools deployed and hosted at the Joint Institute of Nuclear Research (JINR) cloud infrastructure. DMS is intended to provide its participants with modern unified system of collecting, analyzing and processing of biological monitoring data. Motivation, basic principles and architecture of the DMS are presented.
Keywords: environmental monitoring, data management, cloud platform, intellectual data processing, UNECE ICP Vegetation, air pollution, mosses, heavy metals, neural networks.
Pages: 168 – 176 | Full PDF Paper