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Abstract ―​

There is no doubt that farmers require an agricultural cooperative in order to overcome obstacles. In Palayan City, Nueva Ecija, Philipines "KASAPI: Samahan ng Magsasaka," a cooperative is situated. This agriculture cooperative is the only agricultural cooperative that can be found in the city. This study aims to determine the impact of agricultural cooperatives on the development of KASAPI: Samahan ng Magsasaka Cooperative in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Specifically, this study intends to answer how agricultural cooperatives affect the development of KASAPI: Samahan ng Magsasaka cooperative in terms of agriculture technical efficiency, input usage efficiency, increasing farm income, and increasing crop production. The design of this study was Quantitative Research Method using percentage, weighted mean and thematical analysis to interpret and determine the result. This study was conducted in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. As to the results, assessing the development among members of KASAPI: Samahan ng Magsasaka in terms of Agriculture Technical Efficiency rank as number 1 . The agricultural cooperative, according to the respondents, has shared its knowledge with the farmers and can offer assistance using technical methods that increase production. Also, the respondents have experienced decrease in crop prices came out as the top challenge they have encountered. Lastly, the KASAPI cooperative must establish a policy that will help the members’ development and growth. Since this study is an impact assessment, the output of this research can be used by the management team of the said cooperative for them to design the appropriate development plan for their members.

Keywords ―​

Agricultural Cooperative; Agriculture technical efficiency, Input usage efficiency, Increasing farm income, and Increasing crop production.

Cite this Publication ―​

Dr. Fhrizz S. De Jesus and Citadel B. Punzal (2023). Assessment on the Impact of Agricultural Cooperative on the Development of the Members of Kasapi: Samahan ng Magsasaka Cooperative. Multidisciplinary International Journal of Research and Development (MIJRD), Volume: 02 Issue: 04, Pages: 31-43. https://www.mijrd.com/papers/v2/i4/MIJRDV2I40005.pdf