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Media use and agricultural productivity: Qualitative study of Yemen agroforestry smallholder farmers


Saeed, Ali Abdullah Mohammed and Abdul Rahman, Nik Adzrieman (2018) Media use and agricultural productivity: Qualitative study of Yemen agroforestry smallholder farmers. In: SMMTC Postgraduate Symposium 2018, 18-19 March 2018, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

This paper seeks to understand the extent of media use among the smallholder farmers in Yemen and how low agricultural information dissemination leads to low farming knowledge that consequently reduces productivity. The agriculture is still a critical resource in the country for combating widespread poverty and food insecurity. Farmers worldwide still prefer interpersonal communication over other sources to access agricultural information. In the context of Yemen, the paper is intended to identify sources and mediums the smallholder farmers favor to use, farming topics needed to improve their output and constraints that hinder them from accessing effective farming practices. A qualitative design is proposed to conduct the study through employing a semi structured interview to elicit the data from 30 agroforestry smallholders who would be selected purposively in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture. The agroforestry farmers were chosen because agroforestry is the most common farming in the populous north Yemen.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: e-ISBN 978-967-0910-77-2 Orgamized by: School of Multimedia Technology and Communication (SMMTC) Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-ISBN 978-967-0910-77-2 Organized by: School of Multimedia Technology and Communication (SMMTC) Universiti Utara Malaysia
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2018 06:23
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2018 06:23
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/25326

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