Jurnal Sosio Ekonomika (Journal of Socio Economics), Vol 15, No 2 (2009)

Font Size:  Small  Medium  Large

ANALISIS PERILAKU DAN STRATEGI PENGELOLAAN RISIKO PETANI CABAI MERAH PADA LAHAN KERING DATARAN TINGGI DI JAWA TENGAH

Arief Daryanto, Heny K Daryanto, . Kuntjoro, . Saptana

Abstract


Farmers’ behavior is various in dealing with risks and their coping strategy. This paper aims to analyze farmers’ behavior in dealing with risks and management strategy of red pepper farm management in upland areas of Central Java. The study was conducted on February to March, 2009, on the red pepper producing centers at Selo sub district, Boyolali district and Karangreja sub district, Purbalingga district. Farmers adopted red pepper in their cropping patterns as a high economic value commodity and high-risk crop was classified as an ex ante risk management strategy. On the other hand, an interactive risk management was carried out through over using of fertilizers, pesticides, and labor. If the farms failed which caused by lower households’ incomes and farm sustainability, the farmers tended to use off-farm incomes to draw savings, to sell some assets, and to borrow as the ex post risk strategy management. The implications of the study are: (i) cropping patterns should include red pepper due to its significant contribution to their incomes; (ii) hybrid red pepper should be tolerant to various environment conditions and pests’ attack; (iii) farm practice should be locally specific for upland areas; and (iv) lessening farms’ risks through crop diversification agribusiness insurance.   Farmers’ collaboration through farmers’ groups, contact farming, and revitalization of Agribusiness sub Terminals can be implemented to reduce red pepper marketing risks.

Full Text: PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.