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Adaptation toward kenaf bioretting technology by farmers: evidence from Merchong, Pekan Pahang


Zainal, Baharum and Nuruddin, Ahmad Ainuddin and Suandi, Turiman and Abdul Hamid, Hazandy and Mohd Jailani, Mohd Hambali (2017) Adaptation toward kenaf bioretting technology by farmers: evidence from Merchong, Pekan Pahang. In: International Conference on Agricultural Extension (AGREX'17), 14-16 Feb. 2017, Conference Hall, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia. (pp. 81-92).


Bio-retting technology currently introduced by National Kenaf and Tobacco Board (NKTB), aims to promote farmers producing long kenaf fibre. Conjunction to this, the aims of the study to explore factors that been identified such as farmers’ understanding, capability, perceive, and ability to perform bio-retting technology. Farmers from five villages in Merchong, Pekan, Pahang were interviewed. From the four factors tested result on chi square test indicates that factor on farmers’ capable and ability shows significant difference at alpha 0.05 as compare to factors understanding and perceive. On the correlation test, Pearson’s correlation and Spearman Rho result shows that they were no correlation between farmers’ characteristic such as gender, income, education, and age. The result presented on correlation was not significance due to the sample size. For future suggested to more in-depth study by examine farmer’s attitude and behavioural component by testing psycho-social theory.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
Publisher: University Community Transformation Centre, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Bio-retting technology; Farmer's acceptance; Long kenaf fibre
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2019 07:10
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2019 07:10
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/75467
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