Need-Based and Participatory Approach to Extension: Case of Addressing Sweetpotato Fusarium Wilt in Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya

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Grace S. Backian Dalen T. Meldoz Teresita D. Masangcay Cynthia G. Kiswa


This paper describes the process or model applied in addressing the Sweetpotato Fusarium wilt problem in Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya. The project started with the assessment of the problem through the Participatory Rural Appraisal approach, which led to action planning and implementation of possible interventions or services needed by the farmers. Utilization of clean planting materials, soil amendments, and Trichoderma, a biological control agent, were likewise demonstrated in farmer’s field to showcase these technologies. The process applied the participatory strategy involving the farmers, technicians, and researchers in all the stages, needs assessment, action planning and implementation, and technology demonstration.

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