International Journal of Scientific Research and Engineering Development

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Perception and Strategy of Developing Organic Rice Farming Systems in Malang, Indonesia

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Published Issue : Volume-3 Issue-6
Year of Publication : 2020
Unique Identification Number : IJSRED-V3I6P59
Authors : Amin Setyo Leksono, Irfan Mustafa, Zulfaidah Penata Gama, Aminudin Afandhi, Anisa Zairina
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Abstract :

This study aims to analyze the level of understanding of farmers towards the resources supporting organic farming systems and developing strategies for developing organic farming systems based on local capacity. This study adopted a sequential mixed method approach in which quantitative data collected from questionnaires while quantitative data was obtained from deep interviews. A total of 58 respondents responded to the questionnaire consisting of questions of internal and external environmental factors, while 7 informants were selected as information for deep interviews. This research concluded that the level of farmers' understanding of organic farming systems was considered high except for their understanding of the natural enemy. Although they often practice their knowledge, in general, they still continue the conventional cultivation system. Based on Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats analysis of this study indicates the choice of diversification strategy. Therefore, the recommended strategy choices include increasing collaboration, certification programs, increasing the availability of resource packages (organic fertilizers and pesticides), and farmer-friendly technology so that farmers' preferences increase; support from the local government and field counsellors to bridge the product marketing.