24 Aug 2018
Population growth has an impact on increasing the need for land to fulfill peoples food, thus it may decrease in its carrying capacity. Therefore a study has been conducted to evaluate the carrying capacity of the land to meet the needs of the local community at Forest Area for Specific Purpose (KHDTK) Gombong, Kebumen District, Central Java. Secondary data collection was covering population, land area, productivity and price from agriculture, plantation, forestry, livestock and fishery, rice prices at producer level. Another secondary data collection was collected from Central Bureau of Statistics Kebumen, Forest district Service, District and villages. Data were analyzed using a descriptive quantitative method by calculating the supply and demand of land to know carrying capacity of the land. The result of this research showed that the availability land in KHDTK Gombong was 68,559.72 ha while the required land was 101,909.56 ha, thus experiencing a deficit of -33,349.84 ha. The deficit condition in KHDTK Gombong can be fulfilled from Kebumen regency that has a surplus or cooperate with other regions. This condition makes the attention of Local Government to overcome KHDTK Gombong such as increase land availability, land conversion towards other more profitable business, land intensification with new technology and land conservation.
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