Proceedings of the 1st Annual Management, Business and Economic Conference (AMBEC 2019)

Critical Analysis of Contract Farming Practice in East Java - Indonesia

Authors
Kartika Dewi Sri Susilowati, Nur Indah Riwajanti, Asminah Rachmi
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Kartika Dewi Sri Susilowati
Available Online 17 April 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.200415.047How to use a DOI?
Keywords
contract farming, agricultural contract, partnership agricultural commodities
Abstract

This study explored the technical implementation of the contract farming partnership which had been done by farmers and their partner companies in East Java, and identifying issues and benefits of partnership for both parties This study employed an interpretive research design, following a post-positivist paradigm. The data were collected by means of in-depth interviews, observation and document study and were analyzed using the key tenet of Martin Heidegger’s interpretive phenomenology. The interpretive process was achieved through hermeneutic circle to understand how individuals involved in the program interpreted the program including their own experiences as well as their interactions with other parties. The results of the study show that the created contract farming partnership generally has positive effect on farmers in the form of increased income, access to market, access to credit and technology, increased ability to manage risk, employment opportunities for indirect family members, empowerment of women and development successful business culture. Nevertheless, it was also evidence that contractual farming has negative consequences for farmers, such as high dependency, under-age employment and cooptation of land use. The results from the study have direct relevance to policy makers in Indonesia, especially those that have been implemented contract farming and to agribusiness companies seeking contractual relationships for commodity production.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st Annual Management, Business and Economic Conference (AMBEC 2019)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
17 April 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-955-7
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.200415.047How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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