This refers to Block F of the survey questionnaire which includes information on labor utilized in seedbed and land preparation, planting, crop maintenance operations, harvesting and the post harvest activities involved in the production of palay in the focus parcel during the last completed cropping period. The block also covers the labor costs incurred by farm activity.
It has integrated gender concerns, thus, the need to determine whether labor inputs are provided by male or female. It also determines the sources of labor whether operator, family, exchange and hired labor. The latter may include permanent worker, contract labor or “pakyaw” system wherein the performance of multiple farming activities is contracted for a certain amount.