Smallholder’s practices towards environment sustainability

Halima Begum, Ah Choy Er, Chamhuri Siwar, Ferdous Alam, Suraiya Ishak

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Abstract

Oil palm is an important earning sector in Malaysia. Since the 1960s, Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) is to promote environmental stewardship in line with the visions of tenth Malaysian’s Plan that ensure a balance between development needs and environment quality. However, smallholders are associated with biodiversity loss reports, bureaucratic problems and lack of awareness of sustainability. This study aims to measure mainly the environmental awareness and practices amongst the smallholders. The data has been collected through questionnaire survey via interviews on 252 smallholders from FELDA, Pahang State in Malaysia and this study used the descriptive statistics and structural equation modeling (SEM). The result indicates that most of the smallholders have positive knowledge and consciousness towards environmental sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1742-1745
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015

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Sustainability
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Sustainable development
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Palm oil
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state authority
Biodiversity
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Consciousness
biodiversity
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Structural Equation Modeling
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Keywords

  • Environmental sustainability
  • FELDA
  • Oil palm cultivations
  • SEM
  • Smallholders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Energy(all)
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Health(social science)
  • Education

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Smallholder’s practices towards environment sustainability. / Begum, Halima; Er, Ah Choy; Siwar, Chamhuri; Alam, Ferdous; Ishak, Suraiya.

In: Advanced Science Letters, Vol. 21, No. 6, 01.06.2015, p. 1742-1745.

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Begum, Halima ; Er, Ah Choy ; Siwar, Chamhuri ; Alam, Ferdous ; Ishak, Suraiya. / Smallholder’s practices towards environment sustainability. In: Advanced Science Letters. 2015 ; Vol. 21, No. 6. pp. 1742-1745.
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