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Community perception and participation of urban farming activities

Mohd. Hussain, Mohd. Ramzi and Yusoff, Norul Hafizah and Tukiman, Izawati and Abu Samah, Mohd Armi (2019) Community perception and participation of urban farming activities. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE), 8 (1C2). pp. 341-345. ISSN 2277-3878

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Dynamic of urban farming brings a significance which contributed by the fast growth of urban population. In some developed countries like Japan and Singapore, the approaches of urban farming inside of the buildings of residential, offices or workplaces, commercial and industrial lots at the city center were already begin to pop-up and embedded. Farming knowledge can form an effective and good intervention for city dwellers to move uplift to the better education and stand right at the higher degree of social cohesion. The aim of the paper is to investigate the community perception and later about their participation, which will support the embedment process of farming activities in urban areas. The paper employed quantitative method in eliciting the collected data. The Statistical Package Solutions for Social Science (SPSS) Version 24.0 software is used to analyses the data. The findings show that the urban dwellers have a favorable perspective concerning urban farming approach. Economical aspects in living expenses proved a great significant different in generating desires on growing food for self-consumption and saving the cost in food expenditure. The paper also indicates that beneficial practices to grow valuable urban farming activities in Malaysia as the support from each community are required to make excellent promotion for everyone to realize and concern on the importance of growing foods in fast growing urban cities especially in terms of environmental, social, economic and healthy lifestyles.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3177/73605
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban farming, urban population, farming knowledge, perception, participation
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA1 General
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2500 General works
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.36 Sustainable architecture
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general > NX650 Special subjects, characters, persons, religious arts, etc.
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Ramzi Mohd Hussain
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2019 12:50
Last Modified: 17 May 2021 22:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73605

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