International Journal of Research Studies in Management
CollabWritive Special Issue
2023 Volume 11 Issue 10
Available Online: 25 August 2023
Escano, Jeanrose C.*
Divine Word College of San Jose, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Limos-Galay, Jenny A.
Divine Word College of San Jose, Philippines (email@example.com)
Occidental Mindoro is one of the Philippines’ largest salt producers and the province was surrounded by salt water, which is one of the primary elements in the production of salt. The purpose of this study was to determine salt production and marketability in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, under various weather conditions. Data were collected from 30 salt farmers and owners using a questionnaire guide. It illustrates the producer’s profile, and the majority of them used traditional methods like solar evaporation with 36-50 salt beds made of Vigan clay. They manufacture salt for human use, food processing, and industrial use. Salt is utilized in food processing during the dry season, such as drying fish, fish paste (bagoong), fish sauce (patis), canned items or preserved meats, ice or ice cream, and so on. The investigation also discovered that the majority of salt farmers didn’t have a warehouse to keep their salt and simply packed it in sacks. Changes in the climate also have an effect on market dynamics, influencing changes in consumer demand, supply, pricing, and distribution networks. The researcher also suggests that an agency of the government be established to support salt farmers and processors by providing training on how to harvest salt in an efficient and effective manner. The agency acquires harvested salt at a reasonable price and can offer a warehouse or storage facility for the salt to ensure that the price does not rise due to limited output during the rainy season.
Keywords: salt production, marketability, traditional methods, Vigan clay, Occidental Mindoro
Cite this article:
Escano, J. C., & Limos-Galay, J. A. (2023). Production and marketability of salt in varying weather conditions in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. International Journal of Research Studies in Management, 11(10), 33-38. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrsm.2023.1110
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