Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science, ICEMSS 2018, 7-8 December 2018, Banyuwangi, Indonesia

Research Article

Ownership and Utilization of Information and Communication Technologies for Supporting Commercial Farming Activities in Yogyakarta

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281814,
        author={Subejo Subejo and Ratih Ineke Wati and Mesalia Kriska and Najmu Tsaqib Akhda and Paksi Mei Penggalih and Sylvatra Puspita Sari and Ade Intan Christian and Ani Dwi Wimatsari},
        title={Ownership and Utilization of Information and Communication Technologies for Supporting Commercial Farming Activities in Yogyakarta},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science, ICEMSS 2018, 7-8 December 2018, Banyuwangi, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEMSS},
        year={2019},
        month={3},
        keywords={ict commercial farming agricultural information innovation yogyakarta},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281814}
    }
    
  • Subejo Subejo
    Ratih Ineke Wati
    Mesalia Kriska
    Najmu Tsaqib Akhda
    Paksi Mei Penggalih
    Sylvatra Puspita Sari
    Ade Intan Christian
    Ani Dwi Wimatsari
    Year: 2019
    Ownership and Utilization of Information and Communication Technologies for Supporting Commercial Farming Activities in Yogyakarta
    ICEMSS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281814
Subejo Subejo1,*, Ratih Ineke Wati1, Mesalia Kriska1, Najmu Tsaqib Akhda1, Paksi Mei Penggalih1, Sylvatra Puspita Sari1, Ade Intan Christian1, Ani Dwi Wimatsari1
  • 1: Universitas Gadjah Mada
*Contact email: subejo@ugm.ac.id

Abstract

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) is an alternative source to obtain the information of agricultural innovations. This research aims to investigate the ICTs ownership and the utilization of ICTs for supporting commercial farming activities in Yogyakarta. It was conducted in four sub-district namely Patuk (Gunungkidul Regency), Turi (Sleman Regency), Sanden (Bantul Regency) and Panjatan (Kulon Progo Regency). Farmer samples were selected by simple random sampling technique.The total sample was 120 peasants. The research results show that smartphone and mobile phone are the most popular media owned by farmers although the utilities is limited to dial function. Internet access in smartphone is not functional because of the signal difficulty in some areas. The utilization of ICTs for supporting commercial farming activities which includes for searching agricultural information. Technical production is the popular topic farmer search from electronic media, including smartphone, mobile-phone, radio, and television. Farmers also access marketing information mostly from mobile-phone and smartphone. They sometimes watch success stories of a farmer from television since this topic can inspire them to work harder as farmers. Human interest, policy and funding are not the popular topic they search from electronic media.