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Technology adoption in pepper farming: a case study in Sarawak, Malaysia


Rosli, Anita and Radam, Alias and Abdul Rahim, Khalid (2013) Technology adoption in pepper farming: a case study in Sarawak, Malaysia. The International Journal of Social Sciences, 11 (1). pp. 16-22. ISSN 2305-4557


Farm maintenance requires before and after harvest season to minimize the damages of pepper vines and to maintain quality and quantity of pepper berries. Farm maintenance is includes mounding, liming before planting, pruning, weeds control, fertilizing, and pest and disease control. Pepper farmers had inherited about pepper farming practices from parents, based on their experience and they also learned about technology in pepper farming from extension agents. However, pepper farming practices are different among farmers because they come from different socioeconomic background. This study is carried out to examine the factors influence the adoption of technology in pepper farming among pepper farmers in Sarawak. The results show that the total pepper vines, farming experience, and education level, are significant factors influencing technology adoption in pepper farming.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies
Publisher: ARF Publication Sourcing
Keywords: Pepper (Piper Nigrum L); Logit model; Technology adoption
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 06:15
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2015 06:31
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/28275
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