The Philippines has climatic conditions suited for year-round production of crops and other food stuff needed by its population. However, one of the major problems of the country is lack of basic food supply and the skyrocketing of prices of farm products. To maintain affordable prices of basic foods there should be increased farm productivity. farmers should employ technologies of the integrated farming system so that they can maintain their income and at the same time produce farm products needed by the people at affordable prices. The integrated farming system enables farmers to maximize the utilization of their land and its resources.
Basic Features of the Ideal Integrated Farming System
- There are simultaneous cultivation of various crops and raising of animals in a given piece of land within a period.
- In this system, some minor components are integrated to major components to save labor and use excess nutrients.