Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 32, Pages: 1-6
Nurul Husna AbRazak and Abdullah Mat Rashid*
Department of Science and Technical Education, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia; [email protected], [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Abdullah Mat Rashid
Department of Science and Technical Education, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia; [email protected]
Background/Objectives: Usage of pesticide, herbicide, inorganic fertilizers in conventional agriculture practices dramatically turn out to be more profitable orientation rather than responsible. Also, natural resources had been settler without preserves and conserves. In contrast, sustainable agriculture practices have proven conserves and preserve water, plant, and land. Furthermore, are environmentally healthy, economically viable and socially acceptable. However, findings from different studies reveal that, communities including younger generation do not have enough knowledge and understanding on sustainable agriculture. This study is focusing on self-reported knowledge on sustainable agriculture practices among students in agricultural program. Methods/Statistical Analysis: This study utilized survey design. Samples were randomly selected among students in agricultural programs in one of the Malaysian university. The data was collected using previous modified instrument that measure self-reported knowledge on sustainable agriculture practices. Findings: The result shows that the students’ self-reported knowledge on sustainable agriculture was at a moderate level. Applications/Improvements: This result can be used to improve students understanding and the betterment of sustainable agriculture curriculum.
Keywords: Agricultural Education, Conventional Agriculture, Environmental Pollution, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
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