Poverty Alleviation in the Rural Communities in the Philippines: Rural Livelihood Survey on Selected Barangays in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan

Abstract

This study surveyed the rural livelihood of selected barangay in Urdaneta City. It sought to answer the questions on the household profile of the family members; type of house structure materials, equipment, farm materials, livestock and vegetable gardens of the respondents; status of the farmland and irrigation system in selected barangays; existing health condition of the household-members and health services provided; and action plan can be proposed in enhancing the livelihood status of household members. Descriptive method was used to derive the respondents’ profile. Concluded that, the age of couples distribution is characterized as middle adulthood. Age distribution of children is characterized as school-age stage. The occupations of the head of the families are generally service providers. Spouses are doing vocational work. Parents and their children are high school graduates who have finished their basic education, they are capable of reading, writing, and perform arithmetic. Household-respondents have no alternative source of income besides their main occupation due to absence of skills to do the work and other jobs that require skilled training. The house of the community members are made of softwood, few of them uses bicycle, motorbikes and appliances. Those who are engaged in farming don’t own tools and machines in cultivating their farmlands. Some are engaged in agriculture. Majority of the farmers served as tenants and lease as contracted from the landowners. They do not have irrigation system. Immunization is needed for the children. Delivery of health services to be provided to the community is wanting.



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Josephine Sardan Lambinicio, Urdaneta City University, Philippines

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Conference: ACSET2015
Stream: Technology and Society: Technologies

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