Rafnel Azhari, Rafnel
Departemen Komunikasi dan Pengembangan Masyarakat, Institut Pertanian Bogor. Kampus Dramaga, Bogor 16002

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The dynamics and identification of key factors affecting integrated and sustainable development of agriculture cluster area: The case of small-scale red onion horticulture farming in highland Solok District, West Sumatra, Indonesia

International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology Vol 9, No 2 (2019)
Publisher : International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology

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Sustainable development of small-scale horticulture farming is very much determined by how these farmings develop and organized into an integrated agriculture cluster area which aim at fulfilling human needs, equitable distribution of economic benefits, and participation of farmers and rural people in the dynamics of development.  Indonesia has adopted it as policy but with limited evidence of successful implementation because of ecosystem for  agriculture cluster area development not yet existed. Despite of the ecosystem not yet developed, small-scale farmers continue to manage their farming to support their livelihood.  In this context, there is a need to develop an alternative enabling framework based on understanding of the dynamics of horticulture farming. The objectives of this research are to understand the dynamics of the red onion horticulture farming, assessing key factors affecting farming management, and identify elements of framework for developing integrated small-scale red onion farming cluster area based on the key factors identified. A mix research method were applied: in-depth interview and survey. The results of the research indicated that the following key factors affecting the dynamics of small-scale red onion farming: (1) market, product distribution, and price fluctuation; (2) provision of agriculture extension services and consideration to use inputs; (3) existence and functionality of farmers’ group (organization); (4) source of capital and the used of financial service industry; (5) supports from government program; (6) infrastructures to support farming activities (in term of farms access road and water); (7) mutually beneficial synergy and partnership among the stakeholders; and (8) digital platform to facilitate interaction among stakeholders. These key factors would form the basis to develop alternative framework for integrated agriculture are development.


Publisher : Prodi Agribisnis Jurusan Sosial Ekonomi Pertanian Fakultas Pertanian Universitas Bengkulu

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This study aims to identify the problems and develop rice agribusiness in Mentawai Islands from upstream to downstream and formulate appropriate policy recommendations to be implemented. The research location determined by purposive namely in the village Makalo and Malakopa District of South Pagai, Sikakap subdistrict Taikako Village, Village Saumanganya District of North Pagai, Bosua Village and Village Beriulou District of South Sipora, Village Rogdog and Madobag District of South Siberut. Respondents in this study were 30 farmers. Respondents farmers selected by simple random sampling method. The results showed that the majority of rice paddies new openings in six districts consist of peatlands with a depth varying from 0.4- > 2.0 meter, fields new openings that have been implemented in the Mentawai Islands in general can not be expected to result in maximum productivity due to problems of land suitability diverse. Farmers also do not take action appropriate technical culture starting from land preparation, seed selection, weeding, fertilizing and water management. Behaviorally agriculture, farmers in Mentawai Islands is not a society that blends with the culture of rice fields, it is because basically their agricultural base is dry land agriculture with farming patterns. This will certainly give a great challenge and not easy for the cultivation of rice in the Mentawai Islands.Keywords:challenge,rice agribusiness, cultivation of rice


Jurnal Hilirisasi IPTEKS Vol 1 No 4b (2018): Desember 2018
Publisher : LPPM Universitas Andalas

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Perkebunan kelapa sawit di Propinsi Sumatera Barat sudah memasuki umur tanaman yang tidak ekonomis lagi untuk terus diusahakan, sehingga perlu diremajakan untuk mewujudkan pembangunan perkebunan berkelanjutan. Penanaman kembali (replanting) untuk tanaman yang berumur >25 tahun sudah harus dilakukan. Kabupaten Dharmasraya sedang mempersiapkan masyarakat pekebun kelapa sawit untuk program replanting tanaman kelapa sawit. Namun pada banyak kondisi perkebunan rakyat, koperasi petani yakni KUD menjadi penting untuk dikembalikan fungsi dan perannya dalam replanting, sehingga KUD perlu diberdayakan. KUD Bukit Jaya adalah satu-satunya KUD Perkebunan Plasma PIR-Trans di Kab. Dharmasraya yang masih aktif dan antusias untuk melakukan replanting, namun anggotanya belum melaksanakan replanting. Permasalahan KUD Bukit Jaya adalah belum mendapatkan akses bantuan hibah dana replanting, memiliki dana Idapertabun sebagai modal awal replanting namun belum diterima, dan KUD belum memiliki rencana aksi untuk replanting. Kegiatan ini membantu KUD Bukit Jaya untuk menyusun rencana aksi replanting tanaman kelapa sawit di wilayah kerjanya, memfasilitasi akses bantuan hibah dana replanting dan Idapertabun. Hasil kegiatan ini, telah membuat KUD Bukit Jaya memiliki rencana aksi replanting, terbukanya akses untuk pendanaan melalui hibah dana replanting dan bantuan bibit unggul.