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Householders Attitude, Preferences, and Willingness to Have Home Garden at Time of Pandemics

Integrative Agriculture Department, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain 15551, United Arab Emirates
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Horticulturae 2022, 8(1), 56; https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae8010056
Received: 25 December 2021 / Accepted: 1 January 2022 / Published: 8 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Horticulture in the Time of COVID-19)
The value of home gardens has become more apparent among tenants forced into isolation in difficult and uncertain times arising since the COVID-19 pandemic started at the beginning of 2020. While gardens make a significant contribution to the social and ecological environment of cities, most studies have focused on public green spaces. Investigating householder preferences for gardens during and after the mandatory lockdown period in the UAE is required. The main objective of this study is to analyze the householder’s attitude, preferences, and willingness to have home gardens during the pandemic and after. The data were collected via an online survey of randomly selected respondents. A logistic econometrical model was utilized to analyze the factors affecting respondent preferences regarding having a garden. According to the results, the probability of having a garden increases among respondents who produce some crops, have attained Msc/PhD. level, a backyard, and a larger space to cultivate. It decreases among those who are married, find it hard to take care of a garden, and face a weed problem. In conclusions, it is highly recommended for householders to have home gardens, which can provide a quality lifestyle and enhance leisure time during the pandemic and after. View Full-Text
Keywords: pandemic; home garden; lifestyle; householders; vegetables pandemic; home garden; lifestyle; householders; vegetables
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Basarir, A.; Al Mansouri, N.M.N.; Ahmed, Z.F.R. Householders Attitude, Preferences, and Willingness to Have Home Garden at Time of Pandemics. Horticulturae 2022, 8, 56. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae8010056

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Basarir A, Al Mansouri NMN, Ahmed ZFR. Householders Attitude, Preferences, and Willingness to Have Home Garden at Time of Pandemics. Horticulturae. 2022; 8(1):56. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae8010056

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Basarir, Aydin, Noura M.N. Al Mansouri, and Zienab F.R. Ahmed. 2022. "Householders Attitude, Preferences, and Willingness to Have Home Garden at Time of Pandemics" Horticulturae 8, no. 1: 56. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae8010056

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