The First International Conference On Islamic Development Studies 2019, ICIDS 2019, 10 September 2019, Bandar Lampung, Indonesia

Research Article

Potential of Local Wisdom in The Development of Agricultural Law in Central Sumba

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.10-9-2019.2289414,
        author={Dyah Hapsari Prananingrum and Ari  Siswanto},
        title={Potential of Local Wisdom in The Development of Agricultural Law in Central Sumba},
        proceedings={The First International Conference On Islamic Development Studies 2019, ICIDS 2019, 10 September 2019, Bandar Lampung, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICIDS},
        year={2019},
        month={11},
        keywords={local wisdom agricultural law central sumba},
        doi={10.4108/eai.10-9-2019.2289414}
    }
    
  • Dyah Hapsari Prananingrum
    Ari Siswanto
    Year: 2019
    Potential of Local Wisdom in The Development of Agricultural Law in Central Sumba
    ICIDS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.10-9-2019.2289414
Dyah Hapsari Prananingrum1,*, Ari Siswanto1
  • 1: Satya Wacana Christian University, Jl. Diponegoro No.52-60, Sidorejo, Kota Salatiga, Jawa Tengah 50711, Indonesia
*Contact email: dyah.prananingrum@gmail.com

Abstract

The community of Central Sumba, Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Province, has attempted an exploration on their local wisdom which is later formulated into a moral and cultural movement known as Back to Farm Movement that aims to develop the agricultural sector. This movement is moral since it embodies the traditional values that function as a guideline for what is believed for generations as the virtues. Additionally, this movement also serves as a cultural attribute considering that its declaration took place in a cultural event. The Back to Farm Movement is significantly crucial. As found in most other areas in the NTT Province, food availability is one of the most fundamental issues in Central Sumba. Hence, the Back to Farm Movement is expected to inspire change in the behavior of the local community so that they could be more appreciative of the lands they already have by working on these lands and taking more significant advantage of the potential economic values they have. Notwithstanding its nature as a mere moral movement, the Back to Farm Movement contains a prescriptive behavior guideline which is deeply rooted in the traditional values the community holds. Hence, from the Savignian perspective, the Back to Farm Movement is considered to be the law born of the realm of the people spirit/volksgeist. The data of this research were collected using documentary study.