HomeIAMURE International Journal of Ecology and Conservationvol. 35 no. 1 (2021)

Assessment of the Vegetable Production Technology Training Program




This study was conducted to determine the impact of the vegetable production technology training program of the Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology (ASIST) in Aguet Lagangilang, Abra. There were thirty- two respondents of the study chosen through purposive sampling design. Data were gathered using a structured interview schedule. Frequency counts and percentages were used to analyze the data. The adoption of “inorganic fertilizer application resulted in more produce, better growth, and development, immediate effect. “Pest and disease prevention and control management” resulted in an immediate/ faster control of pest, controlled pest, better pest control, and weakened pest. The adoption of botanical means was less expensive. The fourth technology was on “harvesting” a better/higher price, more income, and preferred by consumers. The social technology results called “Filipino values and community development” better relationships, become closer, and camaraderie. Reasons for non-adoption of technology were expensive, not marketing the product, time-consuming, laziness, and dependency on other peoples’ produce. The purposes of producing vegetables were for home consumption, for the market, and barter. The volume of vegetable production increased as they adopted the learned technologies. The income derived from sales of vegetables were utilized as follows: a) purchased of kitchen needs b) allowance for children c) future use/ savings. The effects and impact of vegetables at home were vegetables always served as their viand, felt good with vegetables as a viand, felt stronger with vegetables as a viand, and perceived to have a longer life.