Analysis of Household Socio-Economic and Rice Farming Performance: Findings from Malang District

Yeti Lis Purnamadewi, Manuntun Parulian Hutagaol, Yulia P. Wulandari


One of the current phenomena in rice farming is increasing the interest of villagers working as overseas laborers as well as less incentives for farmers to encourage increased farming. The purpose of this study is to analyze the farming and socio-economic performance of paddy farmer households in Malang Regency as one of rice production centers in East Java. This research is conducted by survey method, primary data collected through interviews and through Focus Group Discussion (FGD). Analytical methods used are descriptive analysis, household income analysis, farming and marketing chains. The result of the analysis shows that rice farmers in Malang Regency, in terms of average per capita income and land tenure are small/poor farmers, having double income pattern; most of their education is low and their age is old. Rice farming in Malang Regency five times planting in two year and monoculture; rice productivity level is relatively high but still below its potential, but rice farming is still profitable. The marketing chain relatively short where most of the crops very narrow consumed and rest are sold in the form of rice. Other farmers, most of the crops are sold in grain to the traders and the rice millers.

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