Women are enterprising and they also make good farmers. Just like two women from Brgy. Posnaan, Aguinaldo, Ifugao. who have been growing one of the latest corn hybrids called Healer 101.
They are Julie Tinong, 36, and Isabel Cauelan, 63. Julie has been taking charge of growing corn in their two hectare-farm. Since she got married in 1994, she has been planting corn and had experienced growing the old varieties. Two years ago, she was introduced to Healer 101 and swears, this is the best variety she has tried so far.
In her latest dry season crop, she got an average of 120 cavans (56 kg per cavan) per hectare which she sold at P12.90 to P13 per kilo. She got a very good profit because she only spent P20,000 cash per hectare. She attributes the low cash expense to the fact that her four children helped her in land preparation, planting and other farm chores.