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Factors impinging farmers' use of agriculture technology


Abdullah, Farah Adila and Abu Samah, Bahaman (2013) Factors impinging farmers' use of agriculture technology. Asian Social Science, 9 (3). pp. 120-124. ISSN 1911-2017; ESSN: 1911-2025


Agriculture is now one of the most important sectors in the Malaysian economy. In order to further develop this sector, technology has become one of the main components. Typically, dealing with the agriculture sector can entail difficulties relating to a number of factors. Consequently, to overcome such problems, farmers are being encouraged to adopt technology that suits their farm. This paper aims to explain technology usage among farmers, and the benefits that can be gained from this technology. Moreover, the paper explains the factors affecting technology usage. Based on the findings, it can be concluded that farmers’ perceptions and levels of education, as well as extension-workers’ knowledge, the management of the extension program, and the physical conditions of the area, are all factors that affect technology adoption among farmers.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Institute for Social Science Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v9n3p120
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Keywords: Technology; Agriculture; Adoption; Benefits
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2017 03:54
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2017 03:54
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/56714
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