Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Environment and Sustainability Issues, ICESI 2019, 18-19 July 2019, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Farmers' Capacity Strengthening in Facing the Challenges of Modernizing Agriculture in Karanggintung

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2290361,
        author={Nurul  Fatimah and Resti Bona Yulita},
        title={Farmers' Capacity Strengthening in Facing the Challenges of Modernizing Agriculture in Karanggintung},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Environment and Sustainability Issues, ICESI 2019, 18-19 July 2019, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICESI},
        year={2019},
        month={12},
        keywords={capacity strengthening challenges of modernization farmers social ties},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2290361}
    }
    
  • Nurul Fatimah
    Resti Bona Yulita
    Year: 2019
    Farmers' Capacity Strengthening in Facing the Challenges of Modernizing Agriculture in Karanggintung
    ICESI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2290361
Nurul Fatimah1,*, Resti Bona Yulita2
  • 1: Department of Sociology and Anthropology, FIS UNNES, Indonesia
  • 2: Nano Center Technology, Tangerang, Indonesia
*Contact email: fatimahnurul8@mail.unnes.ac.id

Abstract

Modernization has penetrated all aspects of human life, including one of them in the agricultural community. Various efforts were made by farmers in order to harmonize with the existing modern developments from the way of farming, tools used, fertilizers used, even to cultivated plants. All these efforts are not enough to meet the expected development demands. One of the capitals that are able to drive community agriculture is through strengthening the capacity of the farmers themselves. This study aims to find out how to strengthen the capacity of farmers carried out by farmers to face the challenges of modernization in the village of Karanggintung. Data collection in this study was conducted using a qualitative approach. Data retrieval is done by conducting observations, interviews and documentation. The data validity technique is done by triangulating data, namely source triangulation and methods. Data analysis is done using interactive data analysis. The results of the study show that the model of farmers' capacity strengthening to face the challenges of modernization is to strengthen existing social ties and deliberately formed by farmers. Factors that influence in social relationships are mutual trust between farmers, reciprocity among farmers and the demands of higher market needs. The weak strength of social ties that are built among farmers greatly influences the existence of farmers in Karanggintung village.