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Factors influencing the intention of paddy farmers toward converting paddy land to development land in Kelantan


Nurul Faten Izzatie Subery (2018) Factors influencing the intention of paddy farmers toward converting paddy land to development land in Kelantan. Final Year Project thesis, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan. (Submitted)


Generally, rice is one of the main foods to meet the needs of human consumption. However, rice production in Malaysia has been reduced due to rapid urbanization. Rapid urbanization has led to changes in land patterns. Most paddy fields have been transformed into residential areas. Rapid urbanization is in place to meet demand from the housing, commercial, infrastructure and industrial sectors. In Malaysia, agriculture is the second contributor to the Gross Domestic Product. However, the trend has changed in the 1970s until today. Therefore, efforts should be made to avoid the continued conversion of paddy land. At present, there are some issues that lead to this problem; first of all, paddy farmers face a decline in rice production. Secondly, paddy farmers face a natural disaster that destroys rice production because rice can no longer be used as a human food source. Third, in relation to rapid urbanization that affects paddy land own by farmers. This project is to evaluate the factors that influence rice farmers' attitude towards converting paddy land into development land in Kelantan using the Theory of Planned Behavior. Purposive sampling techniques were used in choosing 103 paddy farmers in the Kota Bharu region, Kelantan. In this study, four methods of analysis that are descriptive analysis, reliability analysis, Chi-square test and factor analysis are used to achieve the study objectives. The findings show that the most influenced factor is attitude. Generally, farmers have changed their paddy land into development land based on their own attitudes

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Item Type: Undergraduate Final Project Report
Collection Type: Final Year Project
Date: 2018
Number of Pages: 79
Call Number: SBL 2018/008
Supervisor: Dr. Zul Ariff bin Abdul Latiff
Programme: Bachelor of Applied Science (Agrotechnology) with Honors
Institution: Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
Faculty/Centre/Office: Faculty of Agro - Based Industry
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