Factors for converting to organic farming in Malaysia / Anisah Mohammed … [et al.]

Mohammed, Anisah and Yusop, Mohamad Amir Shah and Abdul Aziz, Noorshilawati and Abdullah, Nur Suraya and Rosli, Fazidah and Muhamad Ridzwan, Hendrie Johann (2013) Factors for converting to organic farming in Malaysia / Anisah Mohammed … [et al.]. In: Prosiding KONAKA Konferensi Akademik 2013, 28-29 Oktober 2013, Bukit Gambang Resort City, Gambang, Pahang, Malaysia.


Organic farming is a philosophy and a system of farming in value that reflects an awareness of ecology,
social realities and the ability of individual to take effective actions in agricultural activities. In Malaysia,
organic farming is still very young and slow growing industry. Department of Agriculture Malaysia was
responsible for observing the development of organic farming and also published a standard for certified
organic production under Malaysian Organic Scheme (SOM). The study was conducted to identify the
factors for converting to organic farming in Malaysia among the certified organic farmers and organic
farmers waiting for SOM certification. Questionnaire and interview were carried out to collect the data. No
chemical residues, reduced high risk of diseases, providing of good health, good in taste and nutrients of
organic produces, reduced environmental pollution, preservation of biological diversities, efficient uses of
natural resources, increasing consumers demand, providing safety produce to consumers, and high market
potential were the major factors for converting to organic farming in Malaysia.


Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Mohammed, Anisah
Yusop, Mohamad Amir Shah
Abdul Aziz, Noorshilawati
Abdullah, Nur Suraya
Rosli, Fazidah
Muhamad Ridzwan, Hendrie Johann
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > Farmers
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > Agricultural ecology (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > Fertilizers and improvement of the soil > Organic fertilizers and manures
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Event Title: Prosiding KONAKA Konferensi Akademik 2013
Event Dates: 28-29 Oktober 2013
Page Range: pp. 212-217
Keywords: Organic, Awareness, Standard fertilizer
Date: 2013
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/39920
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