Factors Influencing the Adoption of the Organic Vegetable Farming System in Agam and Tanah Datar Districts of West Sumatra

Zulvera Zulvera, Sumardjo Sumardjo, Margono Slamet, Basita Ginting

Abstract


This study aims to analyze the level of adoption of the organic vegetable farming system and to analyze the factors that affect the level of adoption of the organic vegetable farming system. The study was conducted in Agam and Tanah Datar districts of West Sumatra. The sample of study consists of 300 farmers who attended development programs of organic vegetable areas in West Sumatra. Data analysis was performed using the descriptive statistical analysis and the structural equation models (SEM). The results showed that the level of adoption of the organic vegetable farming system in Tanah Datar and Agam districts is the low category. Factors that affect the level of adoption of the organic vegetable farming system consist of support of external environment, the nature of innovations of the organic vegetables farming system, extension support and the behavior of farmers reflected by the knowledge, attitudes and skills of farmers in organic farming.


Keywords


adoption; organic vegetable farming system.

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