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The TALKnology program, a 15-minute radio program of the Benguet State University, is seen as an effective modality in the adoption of technologies among rural households in the highland communities of Northern Luzon, Philippines. To assess the efficacy of this program in bringing out social outcomes geared towards empowering farmers, there is a need to gather baseline information, hence this study. The study characterized the socio- economic status of the respondents; determined their attitude on the topics discussed in the program; categorized the technologies adopted by the respondents as influenced by the program; determined the positive results attained by the rural households after the adoption of the technologies, and identified the challenges encountered. Results showed that the TALKnology program contributed to the enhanced awareness of rural communities about appropriate technologies. In turn, the enhanced awareness has brought desirable changes among rural communities such as the adoption of BSU technologies that are mostly along agriculture. Such technologies include compost making, basic plant and animal pest and disease management, soil sampling and soil analysis, egg production, and postharvest technologies. Adopting the technologies accessed through the TALKnology program enhanced the livelihood opportunities of the rural households. Limited financial resources, however, hindered the adoption of some technologies.
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