Qualitative Methodology

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METHODOLOGY The study is basically descriptive utilizing qualitative methodologies including focus group discussions (FGDs), in-depth interviews and field observation. The purpose for using such methodologies is to gather in-depth information on people’s awareness, perceptions and practices from their own points of view. Secondary data from the LGUs of both towns as well as from the province of Cebu were likewise gathered to provide a general background of corn production and consumption in these areas. The study was conducted in two municipalities in the Province of Cebu - Dumanjug and Bogo. The choice of municipalities in which to conduct the study was based on the festivals that these towns celebrate which are in line with corn. Dumanjug…show more content…
Aside from audio recordings, the researcher kept and maintained field notes containing field observations, as well as transcriptions of in-depth interviews and FGDs. Photo documentation was likewise done on specific practices in corn production and consumption in the target communities. These provided a visual presentation of field observation data that will substantiate the textual qualitative…show more content…
Thus, the land which their parents planted to corn in the past, are still planted to corn until the present times. The knowledge on corn production has been passed on from one generation to the next and has allowed them to survive over the years. This is another reason why they are engaged in corn production since “mao nama’y naandan nga panginabuhian dinhi” (it has always been the means of living here). In general, corn production does not entail a huge volume of water for irrigation. Usually, water from the rain will do in providing enough irrigation for corn production. Thus, most peasant households largely rely on rain for their corn fields. This is also a major reason why they engage in corn production rather than rice production since their fields do not have irrigation systems that could sustain the water needs of their crops. Since corn is not water-intensive, farmers in these areas prefer to plant corn, which they have done over

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