Rice production and the empowerment of farmers in the subdistrict of Pallangga, Gowa Regency, South Sulawesi Province

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Abstract

Rice production is vital because of its impact on the national economy. An important factor in achieving the production target is the capability of farmers to manage their agricultural land. This study aims to determine whether there is a correlation between rice production and the empowerment program of farmers in Tetebatu Village, Toddotoa Village, and Julubori Village using a descriptive approach. The assessment parameters are rice production, government programs, and farmers' knowledge in managing land. This approach was carried out by field observations and interviews with informants such as the Head of the Division of Food Crops in Gowa Regency, extension agents, farmer group leaders, and farmers. Primary and secondary data are comparatively analyzed. This aims to be able to see and describe the phenomena regarding the empowerment of farmers in the three villages. The results showed that the empowerment of farmers usually done by doing field school, socialization, technology demonstration, and making demonstration plots. The highest rice production in 2018 is in Julubori Village which is 15 tons/ha, the intermediate rice production is in Tetebatu Village which is 6.9 tons/ha, and the lowest production is in Toddotoa Village which is 6.8 tons/ha. The main contributing factor for the success of rice production is the implementation of government-supported programs. The inhibiting factors are the low quality of human resources, the distribution of seeds and the planting season that is not a series of time, the limitation of agricultural equipment, and the inadequate availability of irrigation networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biometrics 2019
EditorsEka Sunarwidhi Prasedya, Ni Wayan Riyani Martyasari
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735419506
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2019
Event2nd International Conference on Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biometrics 2019, ICBBB 2019 - Senggigi, Lombok, Indonesia
Duration: 13 Aug 201914 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2199
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biometrics 2019, ICBBB 2019
CountryIndonesia
CitySenggigi, Lombok
Period13/08/1914/08/19

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