Focus Group Discussion Report Farmers' Attitudes Towards Biosolids use in Agriculture: Evidence from Jordanian Badia
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Masnat El-Hiary, Omama Al Hadidi, Boubaker Dhehibi, Mira Haddad, Stefan Strohmeier. (20/9/2020). Focus Group Discussion Report Farmers' Attitudes Towards Biosolids use in Agriculture: Evidence from Jordanian Badia. Jordan: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
Within the activities of “Tracing soil amendment impacts of the biosolids on the rehabilitation of Jordan’s agro-pastoral areas (TRACE Rehab)” project, the socio-economic research directorate at the National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) in collaboration with the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA have conducted a focus group discussion (FGD) workshop as a baseline with men at Al Majeddyeh community on Tuesday the 23rd of June 2020. The use of this method is justified by the fact that provides immediate responses and face to face to gathering the feelings and thoughts of the community about the study issue and provides insights into how people think and give a deeper understanding of the phenomena being studied. This way, this technical report synthesize some of the issues relevant to achieving a practicable and affordable balance in sustainable biosolid and compost management, the purpose of this work is to investigate farmers’ perceptions assessment of their acceptability, and beliefs on land application of biosolids and compost on their farms/agro-pastoral communities with special focus on their attitudes towards the use of biosolids and compost and key potential factors influencing farmers to use or no use decisions.
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