SRI Rice Organic Farmers' Dilemma : Between Economic Aspects and Sustainable Agriculture
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- SRI Organic, Sustainable Agriculture, Preferences, Organic farming, Conventional farming
Organic Farming is the future agriculture to achieve sustainable agriculture which considers social, economic and environmental aspects. Nowadays, the performance of its development has not met expectations, particularly organic SRI rice farming in Tasikmalaya Regency. Factors that cause less encouraging performance among farmers include doubts on the economic impact of the shift of conventional farming to organic farming, the other factor is their understanding of the concepts and benefits of organic farming. This study aims to analyze the economic aspects of organic SRI rice farming and evaluate what the priority preference of farmers in the selection of organic SRI rice cultivation system. The study used qualitative design with descriptive research methods and case study techniques. It was performed in Jembar II Farmers Group in Margahayu village, sub-district of Manonjaya, Tasikmalaya Regency with the number of farmer respondents as many as 25 people. Data collection technique used direct observation, interviews, and literature. The results showed that: 1) Economically, organic SRI rice farming has not delivered the productions that meet the farmers' expectations due to until the fourth growing season, its productivity is still lower than the productivity of conventional rice and 2) the farmer's preference to grow organic SRI rice leads to economic reasons and has not shown the sustainability of the environment.
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TY - CONF AU - D.Yadi Heryadi AU - Trisna Insan Noor PY - 2016/08 DA - 2016/08 TI - SRI Rice Organic Farmers' Dilemma : Between Economic Aspects and Sustainable Agriculture BT - Proceedings of the 2016 Global Conference on Business, Management and Entrepreneurship PB - Atlantis Press SP - 176 EP - 180 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/gcbme-16.2016.32 DO - 10.2991/gcbme-16.2016.32 ID - Heryadi2016/08 ER -