—Ethnofarming practices of some select indigenous
groups in Mindanao, was conducted from July 2011 to
February 2012. Inquiry on the demographic characteristics and
life ways of the study’s population yielded the following
information: The study found that the Subanen and the
Mansaka farmers have a low level of educational attainment.
Most were aged 65 and above and were not able to go to school.
Magical, traditional, and factual procedures and techniques
figured prominently among the crop farming practices of the
Subanen and Mansaka farmers. Factual practices include the
following: 1) preparation of the planting materials of cereal
grains, 2) soil fertility identification techniques, 3) farming
methods, 4) use of fertilizers, 5) land preparation and culture
management, 6) planting methods, 7) pests, insects, and disease
management, and 8) harvesting and storing. They also bothered
with environmental issues and problems.
—Ethnofarming, magical, traditional, factual,
Anabelie V. Valdez is with the Mindanao State University, Philippines
Cite: Anabelie V. Valdez and Carmelita G. Hansel, " Ethnofarming Practices among Subanen and Mansaka," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 154-156, 2015.