Rural-urban linkages: Case study of pagar alam

Maryani, Hera Susanti

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One strategy in regional economic development is to strengthen linkages between rural and urban areas to develop the power of local economies. These linkages are marked by the flow of people, goods, money, technology, knowledge, and information. This research aims to identify and analyze existing linkages between rural and urban areas in the city of Pagar Alam and the efforts needed to improve these bonds. By combining quantitative and qualitative approaches, the author found that tea and coffee make up the economic base of people and goods in Pagar Alam. This is then analyzed through workforce distribution, product chains, and the distribution of commodities to consumers. Compared with the flow within the city of Pagar Alam, the outflow is bigger. Although urban areas are the centers for processing and distributing commodities, rural areas only produce them, making the economic flow back to rural areas very low.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Issues on Business, Development and Islamic Economics in Indonesia
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781536168327
ISBN (Print)9781536162783
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Commodity flow
  • Economic base
  • People flow
  • Product chain
  • Rural-urban linkages


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