Women Farmers and the Status and Prospects of Organic Farming in the Ilocos Region
This study determined the perceived status, prospects and problems encountered in organic farming systems amongst its respondents. The study employed the descriptive-evaluative method of research where all relevant data and information on the status, prospects, and problems encountered in relation to farming systems as perceived by women organic practitioners were gathered. Findings show that in terms of the status of organic farming systems, the areas of availability of organic training post and adoption rate only moderately implemented. The prospects of organic farming in terms of environmental preservation found out to be the most acceptable among the respondents, while prospects in terms of economic contribution the least acceptable. Furthermore, there were perceived problems found in the areas of availability of trading post, incentives and financial assistance, and adoption rate.