What Influence the Management Practices in Pig Raising? The Case of Smallholder Pig Farmers in Biliran, Philippines

Ramelito C. Petilos, Vivencio A. Pelesco

Abstract


Management practices of the farmers affect the production of pigs. Knowledge on the factors that influence management practices is essential in crafting effective interventions to help enhance pig production. This study was conducted to determine the factors affecting the management practices employed by the smallholder pig farmers in Biliran, Philippines. A total of 136 pig farmers representing the three different farm locations were randomly chosen as survey respondents. Logistic regression was used to determine the factors affecting the management practices of the farmers. The management practices of the smallholder pig farmers in Biliran, Philippines are influenced by a number of factors which include the age of farmer, location of the farm, number of pigs raised, breed, production scheme adopted, mode of ownership and the occurrence of flooding near the farm.


Keywords


smallholder; pig farming; management; swine

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