Increasing Local Farmers Sustainability Index Status to Preserve Agricultural Sustainability

Hanipah, Hanipah and Hasibuan, Hayati Sari and Tambunan, Rudy P. (2020) Increasing Local Farmers Sustainability Index Status to Preserve Agricultural Sustainability. In: ICESSD 2019, 22-23 October 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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In recent years, there has been land-use changes from the paddy field to the industrial and housing in Karawang. The proportion of paddy fields changed from 55.35% (2009) to 54.49% (2017). Industries also attracted people to switch professions from farming to the industrial. Indicated by the decreasing number of workers in the farming, from 4,628 people (2009) to 3,744 people (2010) and increasing in the industrial, from 89,163 people (2009) to 242,896 people (2016). The purpose of study is to measure the index of farmers' sustainability status. The study uses the Multi-Dimensional Scaling method with 3 dimensions: social, economic and environmental. The results found that the economic dimension has the lowest index. The most problem in the economic dimension is the high capital for production. The social dimension showed that farmers have no re-generation. Moreover, the environment dimension showed that almost 40% of the farmers have no land, and the most critical issue to deal with are access to the irrigation to increase the rice-production.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: farmer index status karawang’s farmers profession transition sustainability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2021 11:46
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 11:46

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