The Reinforcement of Farmer Capacity in Merbau Village, Bunut Sub District, Pelalawan, Riau in Peat Land Restoring Program
Eksa Rusdiyana, Joko Sutrisno, Endang Siti Rahayu, Ernoiz Antriyandarti, Nuning Setyowati, Khomah
Available Online November 2018.
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- Capacity, Farmer, Peat land, Reinforcement, Restorat
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Eksa Rusdiyana AU - Joko Sutrisno AU - Endang Siti Rahayu AU - Ernoiz Antriyandarti AU - Nuning Setyowati AU - Khomah PY - 2018/11 DA - 2018/11 TI - The Reinforcement of Farmer Capacity in Merbau Village, Bunut Sub District, Pelalawan, Riau in Peat Land Restoring Program PB - Atlantis Press SP - 26 EP - 29 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/fanres-18.2018.6 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/fanres-18.2018.6 ID - Rusdiyana2018/11 ER -