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The role of knowledge moderating a farmer's intention to adopt black soldier fly farming : as seen in the evidence in the Luzon region of the Philippines

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Publisher :Sekolah Tinggi Manajemen IPMI , 2022

Insect farming has been widely studied as a more sustainable source of animal feed to increase food security, particularly in low-income nations. Insect-based feed stuffs are a good alternative to fishmeal, soymeal, etc. They are comparable in protein and nutrients, need less space to produce, have a minimal environmental impact, and are already a natural component of the diet of poultry, fish, and pigs. Despite the substantial benefits, misperceptions and a lack of acceptability make it difficult for farmers' intentions to adopt these methods are not well understood. The major objective of this study was to analyze the level of acceptance of insect farming, specifically black soldier fly farming technology in the calabarzon region of the Philippines. The conceptual framework used was a modified framework based on theory of planned behavior (TPB), a prominent model used to predict the acceptance of new technologies. The novelty brought forth in this study was the incorporation of knowledge as the moderating variable. Data was collected via survey method in the Luzon region of the Philippines with a total of 204 respondents. The data was analyzed using PLS-SEM method and it was found that two out of seven hypothesis was accepted. It was found that attitude and knowledge have a positive effect on a farmer's intention to adopt BSF farming technology. Consequently, these findings have direct implications for small to large business and policy development for the potential use of BSFL in agriculture.

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