Women’s Decision in Agriculture and Climate Change Variables: Implications on Average Seasonal Harvest of Smallholder Corn Farmers

Authors : Dr. Jessie Ray B. Mangundayao; Wilma C. Delos Santos

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 12 - December

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7478938

The effects of climate change on agriculture have long been the subject of several agricultural research. The challenges it brings to agricultural management, decision-making, and adaptability have long been a source of worry. The study sought to connect the average seasonal harvest of smallholder corn farmers in Bansud, Oriental Mindoro, to women's engagement in decision-making activities related to farming and the farmers' degree of awareness of climate change. It was revealed through the use of the descriptive-correlational study technique and the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient that there is a substantial positive association between the level of women's engagement in decision-making regarding livelihood and climate change adaptation activities and the knowledge of farmers regarding climate change. Furthermore, it was found that women's decision-making participation in agricultural activities and knowledge of climate change are both significantly correlated with the average seasonal harvest of corn, particularly during the dry season, using responses from 59 randomly selected smallholder farmers. Therefore, it is crucial that farmers are informed about climate change and given the capacity to participate in agricultural decision-making. The study also examined the impact of climate variability on farmers' decision-making processes and identified common farmer adaptation strategies for dealing with climate change. The paper gives a clear view of the importance of giving women equal opportunity in agricultural decision making specially on climate change adaptation practices and how this contributes to the average seasonal harvest.

Keywords : Women’s Participation, Agricultural DecisionMaking, Adaptation, Seasonal Harvest, Climate Change.


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