Determine the Barriers of Organic Agriculture Implementation in Jordan

M. ALTARAWNEH
Jerash University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Jerash 26150, Jordan

Abstract

M. ALTARAWNEH, 2016. Determine the barriers of organic agriculture implementation in Jordan. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 22: 10–15

The main purpose of this study was to determine the barriers of organic agriculture implementation in Jordan, by using Likert scale. In this regard, the statistical population of the study was 32 experts of Ministry of Agricultural and the Faculties of Agriculture at university of Jordan and Mu′ta University. The results showed that there was a high cost of producing organic crops regarding economic barriers, while regarding social – cultural barriers there was a poor participation of the farmers. From legal and managing perspective, there was a lack of knowledge of some managers and politicians with organic agriculture. Therefore, financial support to farmer for producing organic crops, and organized and special training workshops on organic agriculture farming is needed.

Key words: barriers, organic agriculture, Likert scale

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