THE JOURNAL OF KMUTNB Volume 33, No. 02, Month APRIL, Year 2023, Pages -
Key success factors affecting technology transfer success for rubber plantation farmers in thailand
Patompong Chabplan, Nalinpat Bhumpenpein, Chonnikarn Rodmorn
Abstract Download PDFThis research aimed to study the key success factors affecting technology transfer for rubber plantation farmers in Thailand. Data were collected by multi-stage random sampling method from 562 rubber farmers and members of the rubber agricultural cooperative, using questionnaires on key success factors affecting technology transfer with a discriminant power greater than 0.50 for all items and reliability coefficient of 0.952. Data were also analyzed by mean, standard deviation, Pearson’s product moment coefficient of correlation, and stepwise multiple regression analysis. The results revealed that there were seven predictive factors of technology transfer for rubber plantation farmers in Thailand, i.e., content in technology transfer, knowledge and competence of persons who passed on the technology transfer, participatory opportunity of the participants, integration of technology application techniques, continuity and consistency of content, technology support to solve problems, and policy and support for the use of technology. Every factor could explain and predict the success of technology transfer success at 78.40% with a relative coefficient (R) at the level of 0.901. The forecasting equation of raw score is Y = 0.464X2 + 0.461X15 + 0.182X12 + 0.155X14 – 1.133X3 + 0.869X18 + 0.279X7. The result can be used as guidelines for developing efficient and appropriate agricultural technology transfer for rubber plantation farmers and then, for conducting a technology transfer policy framework for sustainable farmers 4.0.
Technology Transfer; Success Factor; Technology; Rubber Plantation Farmers