Economic Impact Of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4ps) Implementation On The Agricultural Protection In Selected Towns In Northern Samar, Philippines

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Eunice L. Lluz


This study focused on the economic assessment of PantawidPamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) on the agricultural production implemented in selected towns in Northern Samar. A total number of 92 registered farmer 4Ps beneficiaries were identified. The study used a descriptive research design with the structured interview as the tool for gathering data. The findings revealed that most of the respondents had age ranging from 26-35 years old, were elementary graduates, with 4-6 household size, family income of 1,000-3,000 before the implementation of the program, increased to 4,000-6,000 during the implementation of the program, farming was the main sources of livelihood and majority owned their house and lot. Most of the beneficiaries into farming for 31- above years, majority were tenants, their farming system was monocropping since they planted one after the other, and most of them planted “palay” in a with 1–3-hectare farm. Most of the produce are for consumption. Majority of agricultural inputs given by the government are seeds, fertilizer, and farm equipment. Government programs and agencies are active in giving assistance to the beneficiaries. Respondents claimed that they have strongly agreed that their live became bit easier with the aid of the program because they had been exposed to different activities like communal gardening through bio-intensive gardening. These kinds of activities promote and strengthen the implementation of the 4Ps program. The most problem encountered was typhoons/unfavorable weather condition for agricultural production, and for marketing problem: fluctuating price/unstable price and delay of granting financial aid for 4Ps beneficiaries other problem encountered.

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