Production and Utilization of Bio-Organic Fertilizer for Enhanced Rice Productivity in Selected Villages of Biliran, Philippines

Vilma F. Gayrama, Vivencio A. Pelesco

Abstract


A Community-based Participatory Action Research (CPAR) project was initiated to enhance the productivity of rice farmers in two selected villages of Biliran, Philippines. Bio-organic fertilizer production using the rice straw as the main biomass material was undertaken in the project sites. Produced bio-organic fertilizer was utilized in the rice farm as the nutrient source in combination with commercial inorganic fertilizer. Additional income was realized by the farmer-cooperators who ventured into bio-organic fertilizer production. Likewise, increased palay production and net income was observed during the CPAR project. The activities had resulted to monetary gains of the farmer-cooperators. CPAR was able also to capacitate and empower the project beneficiaries and implementers. 


Keywords


participatory development; organic fertilizer production; farm productivity

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