Stakeholders’ Perception Towards Participation in Cattle - Oil Palm Integration Projects

Hock Chai Lim, Mohammad Amizi Ayob, Khairiyah Mat

Abstract


Having the country moving forward towards high income nations and the increased number of our population, strengthening the food security become one of nation priority. Over the years, the livestock industry seems to be growing constantly and protein livestock products are more sought after. With the vast area of oil palm plantation, there are high potential for farmers to implement the cattle-oil palm integration project. However, the numbers of farmers who took the initiatives are quite low. Therefore, this study will gather and analyze the stakeholders’ perception on the factors that influenced the decision towards implementing cattle integration in oil palm plantation. A total of 150 respondents were involved in this study and several methods used in analyzing the data namely descriptive analysis up to factor analysis. Through the Factor Analysis, the study summarize on the three (3) significant factors that might affect the farmers perception generally. Despite having several other constraints holding back the implementation, all parties’ involvement is required in moving forward to achieve the targeted goals.


Keywords


Cattle integration; Perception; Beef industry; Stakeholders; Oil palm plantation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11251

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