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one study from bicol

Hi Ka Daryo, our now-retired Chief of the then-Resource Management Section (under the transitional organizational structure way back in the 2004-2007) of ATI-Regional Training Center in Region 5 (Bicol) conducted a Master's degree research at UP Diliman way back in 1998.
With her thesis on the "State of the Art of the Home Economics Extension Program under the Devolutioin and its Implications to Countryside Development," Ms. Ophelia Balin Rodriguez studied the status of the Home Economics Extension Program (HEEP) under the devolution. I am not so sure if the HEEP Program is relevant to your study, but may I just quote from Ms. Rodriguez' abstract (I a sure Ms. Rodriguez will not mind):
"Results revealed that the HEEP (renamed as Farm Home Resource Management Program) operationalization under the devolution was a carry over of its former program design. However, implementation of its component projects/activities diminished due to lack of funds, manpower, and low priority accorded to the program by the Local Chief Executives. Majority of the respondents considered HEEP still very relevant to the present needs of rural families." Perhaps this may be of a some help at least indirectly as you develop your research.

"In every man, there is a light."

research on the impact of devolution to Phil. extension

Mga Kababayan,
I am currently proposing an impact research on the decentralization/devolution of agricultural extension in the Philippines and I am just wondering where I could access some of the recent researches done on Philippine extension particularly on devolution. I am aware that many graduate students in agriculture have already done some research on the impact of devolution on extension but most of these are in theses/dissertation forms and cannot be accessed online.  I am sure that we have plenty of studies for sometime now from our state colleges and universities in the country.
I have acquired an online copy of a study done by Ocenar et al (2004) [with support from ACIAR] entitled "Improving the Delivery of Extension Services in the Philippines: Lessons Learned and Future Directions" but I am hoping that there could be some more recent studies done on the impact of devolution to extension.  Since I am out of the country right now, any online sources would be very much helpful.
I would appreciate it very much for any information that will be shared regarding my inquiry. Maraming salamat po at mabuhay ang magsasakang Pilipino!
Dario A. Cidro
Graduate Student, Rural Studies Program
School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD)
University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

my hands on

Bro. Dario, the objective of devolution is to give the LGU's LCE's the freedom to do whatever agricultural development initiative through the RA 7160 mandate. How ever, some LCE's are not inclined or have no leaning in agriculture. Instead traditional politicos only use agricultural projects to lure voters to aid them in the next elections. dDevolution has a greater impact for those agricultural towns if the mayor is well verse and believes that agriculture is the key to development. oOther extensionist are just waiting for the nationally funded programs and the mayors who are traposstep on the limelight even they have not shared financialcounterparts to the program. The RA 7160 clearly states that agricultural programs should be given primary attention. The extensionists salary is based on the classification of thre city or townn. Those extensionist who werte emp[oloyed in cities while having no large farms receive higher salary than those assigned in the rural areas. Conversely, the regional offices have hard time to implement a project once the mayor or the extensionist and Miuniciapl agricultutrist are not approve of. They more often than the few, wants incewntive to be receive from the regionaloffices tou