Factors affecting the adoption of GAP by growers in producing crops in Phetchaburi province, Thailand
In Phetchaburi province, Thailand, the growers have been trained to adopt GAP because of concerns about food safety, environmental pollution, and consumer health. This study aimed to investigate GAP adoption by growers and examine the factors influencing the adoption of GAP in producing a crop. The data were collected using semi-structured questionnaires. Fifty-one growers from the Amphur Khao Yoi, Tha Yang, Ban Lat, Ban Laem, and Nong Ya Plong regions of Phetchaburi province were selected in the study which ran from April to June, 2019. Descriptive statistics such as percentage, mean and standard deviation were used to analyze growers' socio-economic characteristics. In addition, correlation analysis was used to identify factors influencing GAP implementation. The results of the correlation analysis indicated that farming experience and cultivated area significantly influenced the adoption of GAP for producing a crop.
Enold, A., Kanjanamaneesathian, M. and Yoshida, A.K. (2021). Factors affecting the adoption of GAP by growers in producing crops in Phetchaburi province, Thailand. Acta Hortic. 1312, 539-544
good agricultural practice, Phetchaburi, crop production