Capacity building for the adoption of Bhoochetana principles and approach in boosting agricultural productivity in the Philippines


Location: Asia, Philippines


  1. Department of Agriculture, The Philippines
  2. Bureau of Agricultural Research, The Philippines


The Bhoochetana program in the Philippines is supported by the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR).  In line with the Philippine Rainfed Agricultural Research, Development and Extension Program, the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) in partnership with DA-High Value Crops  Development Program (HVCDP), DA-Rice Program and ICRISAT adopted the Bhoochetana principles and approach for up-scaling in three pilot provinces: Quezon, Zambaoanga and Leyte.

The overall objective is to enhance understanding of the management group members of the Yamang Lupa program on the concept of Bhoochetana through learning experiences in order to capacitate them in spearheading the actual implementation of the program in the Philippines.
The specific objectives are as follows:

  • Capacitate the management/implementing group members with knowledge and skills on the production, post-production and marketing systems of rainfed crops such as groundnut, chickpea and pigeonpea;
  • Capacitate the concerned implementing group members with techniques and skills on soil sampling, analysis and mapping;
  • Provide the management group members with practical but proven experiences through immersion or exposure in Bhoochetana project sites at India;
  • Guide the management group members to do planning, monitoring and evaluation of activities and strategies needed for the implementation of the program in the pilot regions; and
  • Build awareness among consortium partners for establishing strong partnership and nurturing sense of responsibilities for the smallholder farmers.

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Yamang Lupa Program: Capacity building for the adoption of bhoochetana principles and approach in boosting agricultural productivity in the Philippines. ICRISAT (2014): In: 2014. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX)