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Sustainable rice production and its impact on the rice value chain: A case study of rural paddy farm in Kedah


Othman, Siti Norezam and Othman, Zakirah and Yaacob, Noorulsadiqin Azbiya and Ab Hamid, Kamal (2016) Sustainable rice production and its impact on the rice value chain: A case study of rural paddy farm in Kedah. In: International Conference on Applied Science and Technology 2016 (ICAST’16), 11–13 April 2016, Kedah, Malaysia.

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Abstract

System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method had contributed towards environmental sustainability through improving paddy ecosystem, better sustainable economic due to improving paddy production and sales and social sustainability through local community development through community activity and health.This study aimed to find out whether the innovative practices of SRI affect the rice value chain and to determine the roles, activities of the actors in the value chain as well as challenges that impacted the value chain.Using interview as data collection method, case samples were selected from various SRI paddy site in Kedah.The findings indicated that implementing SRI practices in organic paddy cultivation had caused the value chain to be different from conventional paddy value chain in terms of actor and effect of middle man subject to the small scale paddy production.For organic rice value chain to become competitive, roles, activities and challenges were identified so that supports could be provided to the farmers and other related parties in the value chain.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published in AIP Proceeding, vol. 1761; ISBN: 978-0-7354-1419-8
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Dr. Siti Norezam Othman
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 02:16
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2017 02:16
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/20766

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