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Factors Affecting the Adoption of Technologies on Goat Production Taught through the FLS-GEM* in the Philippines

Patricia M. Barcelo 1, Juvidel Jaye P. Castillo 2, Rolando B. Hipe 3, Reynaldo L. Intong 4, Nathaniel D. Naanep 5, and Anna Marie P. Alo 6
1. Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, Department of Agriculture, College of Agriculture, Philippines
2. Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office 2, Upi, Gamu, Isabela, Philippines
3. Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office 8, Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines
4. Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon, Philippines
5. Sultan Kudarat State University, Sultan, Kudarat, Philippines
6. DOST-PCAARRD, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines
Abstract—The Farmer Livestock School Goat Enterprise Management (FLS-GEM) is an extension modality that teaches farmers the rudiments of goat raising for 12 weeks. It involves “bit-sizes” of technologies to enable the adult learners to understand fully the rudiments of goat raising thru hands-on experiences and farm experimentation. The major management system adopted was tethering before enrolling in the FLS-GEM to partial confinement after six months and partial confinement two years after graduation then onwards. The other technology mixes adopted were provision of housing, establishment of pasture areas, strategic deworming, stall feeding and upgrading. In Region 1, the significant factors affecting the adoption of technologies were availability of forage garden, rice and corn as the major commodity with a coefficient of determination of 0.7954. The regression equation is y=286.68x-48.811. In Region 2, the major factors affecting the adoption of technologies were rice as the major commodity planted in their farms and the number of goats raised with a coefficient of determination of 0.7058. The regression equation is 139.46x+2.805. Region 8 has coconut as its major commodity raised and the factors affecting the adoption of technologies were availability of forage garden, age and educational attainment with a coefficient of determination of 0.9427. The factors affecting the adoption of technologies in Region 10 were rice as the major commodity raised in their farms, availability of labor and number of goats raised with a coefficient of determination of 0.94266 and the regression equation is y=306.42x-55.682. In Region 12, the factors affecting the adoption of technologies were educational attainment, ease of operation and better income and the regression equation is y= 279.40x-54.292 .On a national scenario, the availability of labor was the significant factor affecting the adoption of technologies with a coefficient of determination of 0.9593 implying that 95.93% cause of the adoption of technologies was due to labor availability while the other factors could be attributed to experimental errors. The regression equation is y=6.6356 x + 0.1565. This proves that the adoption of technologies differed from one region to another depending on the characteristics of the farmers trained and the available resources in the locality.
 
Index Terms—Farmer Livestock School-Goat Enterprise (FLS-GEM), adoption, technologies, goat raising

Cite: Patricia M. Barcelo, Juvidel Jaye P. Castillo, Rolando B. Hipe, Reynaldo L. Intong, Nathaniel D. Naanep, and Anna Marie P. Alo, "Factors Affecting the Adoption of Technologies on Goat Production Taught through the FLS-GEM* in the Philippines," Journal of Advanced Agricultural Technologies, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 182-187, September 2018. Doi: 10.18178/joaat.5.3.182-187
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