Title: Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding good agricultural practices among rice farmers under the large agricultural plot scheme (LAPS) in Khlongudomchonlajorn, Chachoengsao Province, Thailand

Authors: Athiwat Joedsak; Suneeporn Suwanmaneepong; Duangkamol Panrosthip Thunmathiwat

Addresses: Faculty of Agricultural Technology, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok 10520, Thailand ' Faculty of Agricultural Technology, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok 10520, Thailand ' Faculty of Agricultural Technology, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok 10520, Thailand

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate knowledge, attitude, and level of practice regarding good agricultural practices (GAP) of rice farmers under large agricultural plot scheme (LAPS) in Khlongudomchonlajorn, Chachoengsao Province, Thailand. Data were collected by using questionnaires from 38 farmers during the period from March to July 2019, and analysed using descriptive statistics. The results showed that the knowledge levels of the respondents were medium (65.8%), high (26.3%) and low (7.9%). In addition, it was found that most of the farmers had a positive attitude (55.3% strongly agreed and 44.7% agreed) towards GAP for rice. Farmers produced rice according to GAP standards at a high level (52.6%), the highest level (39.5%) and a moderate level (7.9%). The farmers performed practices regarding the inspection of water quality and harmful contamination (average score = 2.16) and the recording of plantation area codes and information (average score = 2.55) with a low level of compliance.

Keywords: agricultural scheme; farmer's attitude; farmer's knowledge; good agricultural practices; rice GAP.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2022.10045700

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2022 Vol.18 No.3, pp.249 - 261

Received: 29 Apr 2020
Accepted: 30 Jun 2020

Published online: 03 May 2022 *

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