The purpose of the research is to understand effective measures that would improve female vegetable growers skills and capacity that would enable them to effectively sell and market their products on top of already knowing how to grow vegetables.
The study utilised 111 women participants who are dominated by 50 years old, married, high school graduates with five household members and earned a monthly income of below PhP5,000.00. Their vegetable cultivation experience were averaged of 12.34 years and their averaged farm size were about 3,000 square meters. The most common grown vegetable included the ingredients used in “pinakbet” Filipino delicacy, which are grown at least 1.5 times a year.
There were challenges with having to simultaneously monitor the vegetable growers activity while teaching in the college as a faculty member. Funding is another limitation – without which these programs could not sustain themselves.
Naval, R., Carig, E., Dolojan, F. M., & Julian, B. S. (2021). Empowering the entrepreneurial skills of women vegetable growers through farmer business school. International Journal of Agricultural Technology, 17(3), 991-1000.