Participation of Poor Town Community as Agro-Entrepreneur Towards Urban Agriculture

Mohammad Amizi Ayob, Nurul Aida Yaakob, Nursalwani Muhamad


Poor town communities are being chosen as the main respondents in this study. The homelessness contributed negatives impact for certain country that having homelessness which involved in crime, racial problem and social problems. This also includes a few factors like migration, changes in a new lifestyle and many more personal reasons. Migration can be occurred due to the push and pull factor in the original location, while urban agriculture was introduced to reduce the negatives impact for this group to participate in urban agriculture for alternative income. The objectives of this study have identified the level of participation of the poor town community in urban agriculture entrepreneur. The significance of this study is to make the number of decreasing homelessness by providing a job for them and to improve the quality of idle land. 79 respondents were involved in this study. Most of the respondent was from homelessness. In this study, purposely sampling method was used to prevent any bias. There are three analysis tests run to obtain the information from raw data. The test used in this study was a descriptive test which included the mean, mode and standard deviation. Chi-square test was used to determine the relationship between the factorial. The result showed to implement the urban agriculture needs the right attitude, knowledge and perception, although the chi-square showed no significant value on socioeconomics towards urban agriculture within the poor town community.


Homelessness; Poor town community; Urban agriculture; Agro entrepreneur

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