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Youth perceptions of paddy agribusiness to increase interest in becoming paddy farmers in South Borneo

Miranda Romaully Br. Sitanggang, Sadik Ikhsan, Nuri Dewi Yanti, Yudi Ferrianta

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Int. J. Biosci.22(1), 63-69, January 2023

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/22.1.63-69


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The concept of paddy agribusiness is a more modern perspective on paddy farming. The interconnection between subsystems will elevate the cultivation subsystem into a promising job as the core of the agribusiness system. The research wants to determine whether the perception of paddy agribusiness increases the interest of the youth to become paddy farmers. 400 youths who are still in school or college, and are pursuing both agricultural and non-agricultural majors participated in the study in south Borneo. The participants’ ages ranged from 15 to 28. Analysis using binary logit regression. The results showed that the perception of paddy agribusiness affects the interest of the youth to become paddy farmers in South Borneo. The dominant variable in the model is the agriculture major chosen by the respondent, and the following variable determinant is paddy as the type of respondent plant selected. The model used is feasible or has a correct prediction accuracy of 89.25% by including other variables that are confounding.


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