ENHANCING THE CAPABILITIES OF HOG RAISERS THROUGH COMMUNITY-BASED ENTREPRENEURSHIP: AN ALTERNATIVE LIVELIHOOD FOR WOMEN

Author's Name: Wilson Nabua, Maria Pia Sison & Annibelle Joy Mendoza
Subject Area: Social Science and Humanities
Subject Economics
Section Research Paper

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Value addition of a traditionally produced farm products through a cohesive women organization is among the sustainable strategies to minimize if not eradicate poverty in the depressed communities. This study aimed to determine the feasibility of food processing project as an alternative livelihood of the backyard hog raisers. One hundred ten hog raisers in the 17 barangays in Tangub City were interviewed as a baseline information of the hog raising practices of the farmers, Another 70 household mothers were interviewed as to the demand for the processed products. With the help of the experts in the Food Technology Department of the Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology, the Return on Investment of the processed products was determined. The results revealed that 68 or 62% percent of the respondents were involved in the traditional way of hog fattening. Three of every four hog raisers were women. Piglets for fattening were available from other hog raisers who were involved in breeding, and other were purchased during market days. Housing facilities for the hogs were not complete. On the other hand, almost all of the hog raisers sold their produce to the assemblers live. However, the study found out that a higher Return of Investment (ROI) will be derived from the processing of the product. Thus, the result of this study will be the basis for an extension services of the College through organizing the women into a cooperative or an association.


Abstract

Value addition of a traditionally produced farm products through a cohesive women organization is among the sustainable strategies to minimize if not eradicate poverty in the depressed communities. This study aimed to determine the feasibility of food processing project as an alternative livelihood of the backyard hog raisers. One hundred ten hog raisers in the 17 barangays in Tangub City were interviewed as a baseline information of the hog raising practices of the farmers, Another 70 household mothers were interviewed as to the demand for the processed products. With the help of the experts in the Food Technology Department of the Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology, the Return on Investment of the processed products was determined. The results revealed that 68 or 62% percent of the respondents were involved in the traditional way of hog fattening. Three of every four hog raisers were women. Piglets for fattening were available from other hog raisers who were involved in breeding, and other were purchased during market days. Housing facilities for the hogs were not complete. On the other hand, almost all of the hog raisers sold their produce to the assemblers live. However, the study found out that a higher Return of Investment (ROI) will be derived from the processing of the product. Thus, the result of this study will be the basis for an extension services of the College through organizing the women into a cooperative or an association.

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