Farmers’ Adoption of Organic Rice Farming in Magsaysay, Davao Del Sur : Factors and Practices


This study is on the different factors affecting farmers’ adoption of organic rice farming in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur. Socio - demographic profile of the farmer adopters and non - adopters are presented. The behavior of the farmers was evaluated through economic valuation method, specifically willingness to pay (WTP) and willingness to accept (WTA). Attributes like age, number of years in formal schooling, number of seminars attended, number of household members involved in farming, farmers’ valuation and tenure exhibit a positive relationship towards the rate of organic adoption. Credit availment and family income are negatively related to the rate of adoption.

Source InstitutionNational Statistical Coordination Board
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Page Count15
Place of PublicationMandaluyong City
Original Publication DateOctober 1, 2007