Event Title

Farmer Education and Impact in Agriculture Productivity in Kosovo

Session

Food Science and Technology

Description

This study aims to investigate the effect of education in farm productivity in economic size. In the study, after a comprehensive literature review, an empirical study by means of a survey questionnaire has been conducted with 300 farmers in six different agricultural clusters in Dukagjini plane.The productivity of farms was analyzed by identifying factors influencing productivity. This was done based on the relationship established between farm productivity (dependent variable) and education ( independent variable). The educational level of sample respondents showed that 37.2 % are with primary school, 57.7% are with secondary school, while 5.13% are with higher education and 12.73% have the proffesional agriculture school.Tis result showed a signifcant mean difference .The results obtained from the survey show that level of educaion have positive effects on productivtiy of agriculture. These results suggest that the increase in investment in education will substantially improve agricultural productivity, which therefore will effectively contribute to reducing poverty in the country.

Keywords:

farmer education, cluster, Dukagjini region, farm productivity, Kosovo

Session Chair

Emine Daci

Session Co-Chair

Valon Durguti

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

27-10-2018 10:30 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.170

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Farmer Education and Impact in Agriculture Productivity in Kosovo

Pristina, Kosovo

This study aims to investigate the effect of education in farm productivity in economic size. In the study, after a comprehensive literature review, an empirical study by means of a survey questionnaire has been conducted with 300 farmers in six different agricultural clusters in Dukagjini plane.The productivity of farms was analyzed by identifying factors influencing productivity. This was done based on the relationship established between farm productivity (dependent variable) and education ( independent variable). The educational level of sample respondents showed that 37.2 % are with primary school, 57.7% are with secondary school, while 5.13% are with higher education and 12.73% have the proffesional agriculture school.Tis result showed a signifcant mean difference .The results obtained from the survey show that level of educaion have positive effects on productivtiy of agriculture. These results suggest that the increase in investment in education will substantially improve agricultural productivity, which therefore will effectively contribute to reducing poverty in the country.