Farmer’s Behavior in Managing Postharvest in South Sulawesi, Indonesia
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- Knowledge, attitude, local wisdom, seaweed
Seaweed production in South Sulawesi increased significantly and contributed to Indonesia total production in Indonesia. However, increasing production did not affect the welfare of coastal communities. This fact was significantly related to the behavior of farmers in post-harvest management. This study describes the determinant factors of the seaweed farmer’s behavior in post-harvest management. The study focused in six parts, namely harvesting, drying, cleaning, packaging, transportation, and storage. The method of research was quantitatively surveyed and involved 200 seaweed farmers as samples. Data analysis uses descriptive quantitative and structural equation modeling (SEM). The results showed that the farmers’ behavior in post-harvest management is not suitable for the three aspects of sustainable development. The three aspects are harvesting, drying and cleaning. While the packaging, transportation and storage were ideal for the sustainable development concept. As a result, product quality is not following industry standards. The factors that influence these behaviors are environmental knowledge, environmental attitudes, post-harvesting knowledge, and local wisdom. The attitude of farmers is the dominant effect on the behavior of post-harvesting management.
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TY - CONF AU - Fatmawati AU - Lahming AU - Ahmad Rifqi Asrib AU - Nurlita Pertiwi PY - 2020 DA - 2020/10/27 TI - Farmer’s Behavior in Managing Postharvest in South Sulawesi, Indonesia BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Science, and Technology (ICEST 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 31 EP - 34 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201027.006 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201027.006 ID - 2020 ER -