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Articles by Zainalabidin Mohamed
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  Rozailin Abdul Rahman , Zainalabidin Mohamed , Golnaz Rezai , Mad Nasir Shamsudin and Juwaidah Sharifuddin
  Halal refers to the Islamic processing methods which places a great value on respect for the individuals and also the society. Currently, there are about 1.5 billion Muslims around the world and people from diverse races and religions are looking for cleaner and purer foods. There is no one set of standards as reference or any in the development phase for Halal certification in the Muslim world. Each country has its own Halal standards and regulations for Halal certification of manufactured food products. This phenomenon has attracted some of the food manufacturers to seek standardization of Halal certification. Malaysian Halal certification is now among the most widely recognized and respected symbols of Halal compliance in the world. Malaysia as a member of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has aspirations of having their Halal logo adopted as the internationally recognized and accepted Halal certification especially among the member states. This study aims to understand the determinants that influence the OIC food manufacturers’ intention to adopt Malaysian Halal logo as the globally accepted Halal certificate through the application of an extended Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB). Three hundred (300) OIC food manufacturers were interviewed. Structural Equation Model was used to assess the direct relationship between attitude, perceived behavioural control and subjective norms towards the food manufacturers’ intention to adopt Malaysia Halal logo as the International Halal Certification. The study found that perceived behavioural control is an important influential factor in creating the intention to adopt Malaysian Halal certification. Moreover, attitude is an important mediator for the OIC food manufacturers to have the intention to adopt Malaysian Halal certification.
  Rika Terano , Zainalabidin Mohamed , Mad Nasir Shamsudin and Ismail Abd Latif
  A well-known fact is that indiscriminate use of chemical inputs in the production process can have negative effects on the environment, as well as increasing chronic and acute health problems for farmers who mishandle or not follow proper procedures in applying the chemicals. Sustainable agriculture is thus becoming an important concept in alerting the management about controversial agricultural practices. The objective of this study is to investigate the paddy farmer’s intention to practices sustainable agriculture and to determine the significant factors that could be used as predictors in having intention to practice sustainable agriculture. Thus, in order to disseminate sustainable agriculture, it is absolutely necessary to comprehend the farmer’s intention to apply sustainable farming practices based on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). A total of 61 paddy farmer household heads were interviewed for this study during the main season of 2013. The coefficient of determination (R2) of multiple regression analysis of 0.76 indicate that proportion of the total variation in paddy farmers intention to practice sustainable agriculture is explained by the following variables; farmers’ attitude and perceived behavioral control towards sustainable agriculture, age, number of protection equipment’s used, storage method of chemical input, awareness and knowledge of MyGAP/IPM are significant as influential determinants of farmers’ intention to adopt sustainable agriculture at 5% level of significant.
  Masoumeh Hosseinpour , Zainalabidin Mohamed , Golnaz Rezai , Mad Nasir Shamsudin and Ismail AbdLatif
  Go green campaigns are widely used to expose the environmental issues to the public and at the same time to inculcate the awareness of green behaviour on the environment. Malaysia as a developing country is stepping into the way of going green and both the Government and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) have been asked to conduct go green campaigns to inform and educate the public towards the green behaviour. This study aims to determine the extent to which the selected social-economic characteristics and attitudinal factors influence respondents to have the intention to change their behaviour for a green way. Based on the results there is a positive reaction towards go green campaigns among the respondents. For the binary logistic regression the higher income and the higher education level respondents have a stronger intention to change their behaviour as the result of go green campaign.
  Hanan Ali Mohamed Alabasi , Zainalabidin Mohamed , Ismail Abd Latif , Amin Mahir Bin Abdullah and Abdullahi Iliyasu
  Over the last decade, although, the planting area of wheat increased, the yield is still at same lower level and there is no significant improvement in wheat yield per hectare, though some farms are quite efficient and are using accordingly during the process of production. The present study applied the slack-based measure of efficiency to determine technical efficiency of wheat producers in the South-Western Libya during 2015 cropping season. In the same token, a Tobit Model was regressed to examine the determinants of technical inefficiency among wheat farmers. Evaluation of technical efficiency as well as input slacks, offers an important understanding of the wheat farm’s performance in terms of resource utilization which enables effective formulation of policies. The result shows that wheat farmers have a great chance to enhance their production and productivity by better use of the inputs and the government could increase the productivity of wheat by focusing on motivating and encouraging the younger generation of educated farmers. Furthermore, the usage of improved seeds could be recommended to inefficient farms to assist them in catching up with other farms with the best practices.
  Elsedig Elbadawi Ahmed Awad , Fatimah Mohamed Arshad , Zainalabidin Mohamed and Mohd. Mansor Ismail
  Sudan is one of the main exporters of sheep in African countries. Despite being on the marketing system of sheep is still undeveloped due to weakness of structural facilities such as low production technology, despised farms, market barrens, poor infrastructure and so on. This study aims to provide some insights on the marketing system of sheep in Sudan with special focus on the production sector in North Kordofan and Khartoum states in Sudan. The objectives of this study are to gain a better understanding of how the existing sheep marketing systems and to identify key constraints and potentials in the systems and to determine the marketing channels and margins. Primary data was used in this study to collect data from 103 sheep producers/traders in Elkhiwi and Elobied markets in North Kordofan and 25 producers/traders and middlemen in Elsalam in Omdurman central market in Khartoum. The results reveals that best time to selling sheep before Hajj season when the sheep begin to export to Saudi Market and other markets, the major sheep production cost items, were feed, drinking water and labor which contributing substantially to total costs 65.61% in Khartoum and 59.71% in North Kordofan. The marketing channels were so lengthy and middlemen’s margins were almost equivalent to producer’s profits. The study recommends intensive research for pasture improvement; provide sheep producers/traders with improvement in production technology, reduce marketing channel and price support for the supply of fodder, water and veterinary care and waive income taxes for the farmers.
  Lira Mailena , Mad Nasir Shamsudin , Alias Radam and Zainalabidin Mohamed
  In the context to achieve the self sufficiency in rice production at 75% of local consumption, Malaysian authority consistently encourages the increase of rice production by the improvement of the yield through the utilization of the optimal input used, new technology and farm management. However, these efforts is hampered by the low productivity which is caused mainly by the inefficient used of input and subsequently affects the production inefficiency as well. Hence, in order to address those problems, this study aims to measure the production and subtitution elasticity, the existing level of rice farm efficiency and determinants of the efficiency using the stochastic frontier analysis. Out of five inputs, land, seed and chemical significantly influence the rice farms in MADA, Malaysia. Further, since the rice farms operated at the increasing return to scale, there was a possibility to increase the production by improving the input use. On average, the sampled farms in this study had the tecnical efficiency at 0.854 and implied those rice farms still could increase its output about 14.6% at a given inputs. The farmer’s access to credit and their education level were the important determinant upon the rice farms technical efficiency.
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