These are the Blocks K and L of the questionnaire which aim to gather information regarding loans availed by the farmer/operator, amount of loans, its sources and interest rate per annum. These blocks also seek to collect information on the civic participation and affiliation of the sample farmer. These also cover the sources of technical know-how and other farm management information of the sample owner/operator.
This refers to Block D of the questionnaire which aims to gather information on all possible investment items being owned and used by the owner/operator in seaweed culture in focus pond during the reference period.
This pertains to Block F of the questionnaire which seeks to gather information on labor utilization in seaweed culture 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 is the Block G of the questionnaire which seeks to collect other items of production cost incurred in focus farm/area during the reference period. Payments may be in cash, imputed cost or non-cash. Cost is imputed if not owned farm machines, tools and equipments are used for free.
This refers to Block H of the questionnaire which gathers information on the volume of harvest in the focus pond during the reference period as well as the breakdown by which this harvested volume was disposed.