Adoption of good agricultural practices by cattle farmers in the Binh Dinh Province of Vietnam

Gia Hung Hoang
2020 Journal of Agricultural Extension  
This study examined factors that affect the adoption of good agricultural practices (VietGAP) by Vietnamese beef cattle farmers. A random sample of 305 farmers was drawn from a total of 1279 farmers who produced and marketed beef cattle in the Binh Dinh province of Vietnam. Percentages, means, standard deviations, chi squares test, t-test and binary logistic regression model were employed to analyse the data. The study found that the young farmers with a higher education level, who had a large
more » ... l, who had a large number of cattle, possessed a large farm, owned ICT tools for marketing, participated in credit and training programs, had a high income and communicated with extension officers, had a greater tendency to adopt VietGAP. Improving education, providing technical training and credit services, promoting the farmers' use of ICT tools for marketing and developing agricultural extension services for livestock farmers is a way to facilitate the adoption of VietGAP by farmers. Keywords: beef cattle farmers, ICT, adoption, VietGAP, Binh Dinh Province
doi:10.4314/jae.v24i4.15 fatcat:q6wuoyr64rfszpiqb2t73w3ece