Proceedings of the International Conference on Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANRes 2018)

The Reinforcement of Farmer Capacity in Merbau Village, Bunut Sub District, Pelalawan, Riau in Peat Land Restoring Program

Authors
Eksa Rusdiyana, Joko Sutrisno, Endang Siti Rahayu, Ernoiz Antriyandarti, Nuning Setyowati, Khomah
Corresponding Author
Eksa Rusdiyana
Available Online November 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/fanres-18.2018.6How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Capacity, Farmer, Peat land, Reinforcement, Restorat
Abstract
This research aims to find out the effect of farmer behavior reinforcement on the attempt of restoring peat land. This study was an action research using participatory rural appraisal (PRA) with People of Merbau Village, Bunut, Pelalawan, Riau being the participants. Data was collected using interview and focus group discussion (FGD) with peat moss land farmers, village government, female farmer group, agricultural extension officers, and small- and medium-scale employers being the representative participants. The result of research showed that community behavior in utilizing peat land for industrial land gives the larger opportunity of burning peat land during dry season annually. Thus, there should be another alternative livelihood in peat land corresponding to community’s local potency. The reinforcement of farmer behavior in peat land restoring program can be improved through the following programs: (1) non-oil palm (palm oil) and rubber farming plant enrichment pilot project (paludikultur) that is peat land-friendly, (2) the establishment of Merbau Jaya farmer group (deep, medium, and shallow peat land farmer groups), and (3) the reinforcement of new livelihood based on cassava and pineapple local potencies (the reinforcement of SME institution and training for paludikultur processed product diversification).
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Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
November 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-619-8
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/fanres-18.2018.6How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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AU  - Eksa Rusdiyana
AU  - Joko Sutrisno
AU  - Endang Siti Rahayu
AU  - Ernoiz Antriyandarti
AU  - Nuning Setyowati
AU  - Khomah
PY  - 2018/11
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