FGDs accomplished across four sites
The ITPGRFA Team conducted Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with the communities in Quirino, Iloilo, Antique and Davao as part of preliminary assessment of diversity in target crops. Representatives of households known in the communities to be growing native varieties of the target crops were selected to be part of the FGD. In Quirino, three potential barangays were assessed with a total of 117 participants from three potential barangays. In Iloilo province, 36 participated in the FGD, 40 in Antique province and 20 participated in the FGD in Davao Oriental. The results of FGDs are synthesized and utilized as parameters in the selection of possible pilot sites of the project.