These refer to Blocks K and L of the questionnaire which asks for the loans availed by the farmer/operator, amount of loans, its sources and interest rate per annum and information on the civic participation and affiliation of the sample farmer. It also covers the sources of technical know-how of the sample farmer, future plans and recommendations for the improvement of the onion industry.
This is the Block D of the questionnaire which contains information on all possible investment items owned and used by the farmer/operator in the production of onion in the focus parcel during the reference period.
This is the Block F of the questionnaire which seeks to gather information that pertain to labor utilization in the production of onion in focus parcel during the reference period. It has integrated gender concerns, thus, the need to determine whether labor inputs were provided by male or female farm workers. The sources of labor are operator, family, exchange labor (bayanihan) and hired labor. The latter may include permanent workers, contract labor or “pakyaw” system wherein the performance of multiple farming activities is contracted for a certain amount.
This refers to Block G of the questionnaire which collects other items of production cost incurred in focus parcel during the reference period. Payments of the other production costs may be in the form of cash or non-cash.
This refer to Block H of the questionnaire which aims to gather information on the volume of harvest in the focus parcel during the reference period as well as the breakdown by which this harvested volume was disposed.
This is the Block I of the questionnaire which seeks to obtain information on the major buyer of produce and the percentage of onion that was sold to each buyer out of the total volume marketed during the reference period.