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ERIC Number: EJ830205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1389-224X
Farmers' Attitudes and Skills of Farm Business Management in Jordan
Al-Rimawi, Ahmad Sh.; Karablieh, Emad K.; Al-Qadi, Abdulfatah S.; Al-Qudah, Hussein F.
Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, v12 n3 p165-177 Sep 2006
This study aimed to investigate farmers' attitudes and skills of farm management. Two scales were constructed as an instrument for data collection, based on a sample of 100 farm units. Cronbach's alpha coefficients were 0.84 or higher, which indicated that the instrument scales were internally consistent. Non-parametric tests were used to analyze the data. Operators appeared to be largely commercial, but they did not highly rate the significance of farming as a business, or their level of management skills. Two-thirds of respondents perceived technical skills as the key to success. Poor management skills limit the operators' ability in making informed decisions, planning and analyzing the financial performance of their operations. Farm management extension enhances farmers' willingness and ability to make successful changes to their management practice. Improvement programs have to be targeted to the groups of operators who are more favorable to management extension, that is, full-time farmers, renters, the more experienced, the educated and the more dependent on farm income. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan