Agricultural Approach: Organic Agriculture and Cultivar Species
Organic Agriculture in Dragon Fruit Plantation
Climate Adaptation Effectiveness
The techniques, methods, and materials used in organic farming contribute to improvement inland productivity allowing for sustainable and continuous production. The use of organic fertilizers was found to increase the organic matter in soil improving its fertility and quality. This also leads to the soil’s better water absorption and a decrease in soil erosion.
- Barangay Palacapac, Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Region I (Ilocos Region)
- Water Management
- Action Delivery
Target Group based on Vulnerability
- Farmers and Landless Rural Workers
- Indigenous Peoples
- Persons with Disabilities
- Senior Citizens
- Youth and Students
Economic / Financial Effectiveness
There was an observed increase in productivity in the plantations due to organic farming.
Agricultural technicians and advisers conduct training and extension services for farmers transitioning to the organic farming method. They learn techniques and methods including vermiculture to produce organic fertilizer.
Organic farming can be practiced in both small and large-scale farms. In Candon City, Ilocos Sur, the majority of the households have a dragon fruit plant.
Organic farming promotes sustainable land management through the use of organic fertilizers, lessening chemical inputs which contributes to soil acidification.
Organic farming prevents or reduces the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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