The Influence of Farmers’ Behaviors on Pesticide Usage in the UAE

Mathayel Awad Alameri; Dr. Norfaridatul Othman


Inappropriate application of pesticides is quite common in the study area, causing health issues and in some cases fatalities. The intent of the current study is farmers behavior on pesticides usage in improving  UAE agriculture. This study employed a quantitative research approach, with a cross-sectional time horizon for data collection. A developed and validated questionnaire was distributed to the farmers consisting of 310 participants selected from UAE. The data collected were analysed using Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) using Smart PLS software. The results also reveal that the farmers behavior improve agriculture properly in the country and support the re-evaluation of pesticide registrations in developing countries to be in line with FAO/WHO Code of Conduct.

[ FULL TEXT PDF 1-7] DOI: 10.30566/ijo-bs/2024.05.129

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