Palm Oil Farmers’ Survival Strategy Analysis in Facing Livelihood Change
Case Study on Palm Oil Farmers in the Toman Village, Musi Banyuasin, South Sumatera
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- Palm Oil Farmers, Price Fluctuation, Survival Strategy
Economic sustainability of palm oil farmers is in an uncertain state because their incomes are determined by the global market price. The fluctuations in the price of palm oil have put palm oil farmers in Toman Village in a difficult situation to fulfill their family needs. This situation causes them to carry out any work needed to survive the economic pressures. Any economic activity they undertake is a form of strategy for them to be able to survive amid the economic pressures they are facing. There are three survival strategies mentioned by academics; they are active strategy, passive strategy, and network strategy. Palm oil farmers employ these three strategies which are: active strategy by using family power resources; passive strategy by keeping the household budget tight; and networking strategy by utilizing social relations, such as relatives, neighbors, moneylenders, and village cooperatives (KUD). The author conducted qualitative research by interviewing experts, in-depth observation and doing literature study from different sources. The results of this study show that these strategies benefit the farmers, thus enabling them to survive and change their economic condition by becoming more active and resilient while working in many different sectors.
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TY - CONF AU - Dwi Handayani PY - 2021 DA - 2021/05/31 TI - Palm Oil Farmers’ Survival Strategy Analysis in Facing Livelihood Change BT - Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Universitas Indonesia Conference (APRISH 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 117 EP - 124 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210531.014 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210531.014 ID - Handayani2021 ER -