Factors Affecting Decision to Comply with Good Agricultural Practices of Farmers in Samko District, Ang Thong Province

  • Supranee Meesanga Department of Human and Community Resource Development, Faculty of Education and Development Sciences, Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen Campus, Nakhon Pathom 73140, Thailand
  • Nirun Yingyuad Department of Human and Community Resource Development, Faculty of Education and Development Sciences, Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen Campus, Nakhon Pathom 73140, Thailand
  • Chutathip Thawornratana Department of Human and Community Resource Development, Faculty of Education and Development Sciences, Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen Campus, Nakhon Pathom 73140, Thailand
Keywords: Decision, Good agricultural practices

Abstract

This research aimed to study; 1) the decision level to comply with good agricultural practices of farmers, and 2) the factors affecting decision to comply with good agricultural practices of farmers. The sample was 344 famers in Samko District, Ang Thong Province, selected by cluster random sampling. The research instrument was a questionnaire. The data were analyzed using 1) descriptive statics: percentage, mean, standard deviation and 2) inferential statistics: stepwise multiple regression.

The results of this research showed that: 1) the decision level of farmers related to good agricultural practices was moderate, and 2) the factors affecting decision of farmers related to good agricultural practices were: attitude, receiving information, knowledge, production cost, and training. The 5 factors could predict the decision related to good agricultural practices with 25.50% accuracy. The prediction equation in raw score: Y = 40.307+ 1.664X12 + 0.869X11 + 2.422X10 – 5.955X6 + 3.204X4 and the prediction equation in standard score: Zy =0.269Yx12 + 0.229Yx11 + 0.211Yx10 - 0.124Yx6 + 0.112Yx4

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Published
2020-06-17
How to Cite
Meesanga, S., Yingyuad, N., & Thawornratana, C. (2020). Factors Affecting Decision to Comply with Good Agricultural Practices of Farmers in Samko District, Ang Thong Province . Walailak Journal of Social Science, 13(1), 222-249. Retrieved from https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/wjss/article/view/217456
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Research Article