The Basic Social Values which underlies Social Institutions of Farmers In The Rural Agro-Tourism Area of Central Java

Authors

  • Imam Santosa Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Jenderal Soedirman University http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4380-3746
  • Agus Suyanto Faculty of Agriculture, Jenderal Soedirman University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18533/journal.v7i1.1324

Keywords:

Social values, social institutions, rural agrotourism area, farmer empowerment

Abstract

This research aims to explore the basic value of social institution of farmers and find the technique of re-functionalization of social institutions of farmers. The design of this research is using a case study method based on qualitative and quantitative approach. This research is intentionally conducted in Karangreja Sub-district, Purbalingga Regency of Central Java Province.  Based on the research results, The prominent basic social values in the social institutions of farmers in the Agro-tourism area tend to be still around the proximity to the production process. Three prominent basic values: (1) the basic value of perseverance in the process of production, (2) the basic value of togetherness for making decision on production, (3) the value of carefulness in sorting and grading product. Indeed the basic value of togetherness to fight for the price is high but it has not bring such a tangible results for farmers’. The authors predicted that if the socio-economic institutions are strong, they will be able to empower farmers and vice versa if the social institution is weak then the empowerment of farmers is also weak. However, it is necessary to concern that the institution which in charge of product quality, post harvest technology and marketing has not been much strengthened, so that the welfare of farmers has not changed much. Institutional strengthening in sectors that are still weak need to get more attention from various parties so that farmers become more dynamic and more empowered.

Author Biographies

Imam Santosa, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Jenderal Soedirman University

Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Jenderal Soedirman University.

Agus Suyanto, Faculty of Agriculture, Jenderal Soedirman University

Faculty of Agriculture, Jenderal Soedirman University

References

Eneji, Mathias Agri, Song Weiping, Oko Sylvannus Ushie. (2012). Benefit of Agricultural TechnologyInnovation Capacity to Peasant Farmers in Rural Poor Areas: The Case of DBN Group, China. International Journal of Development and Sustainability. 1 (2): 145-170

Geertz, Clifford. 1980. Involusi Pertanian. Bhratara Karya Aksara, Jakarta.

Ghorbani, M. 2008. The Efficiency of Saffron’s Marketing Channel in Iran. World Applied Sciences Journal 4(4): 523-527

Hikmat, Harry. 2004. Strategi Pemberdayaan Masyarakat. Humaniora Utama Press. Bandung.

Lekaota, L. (2015). The Importance of Rural Communities Participation in the Management of Tourism Management: A Case Study From Lesotho World. Hosp. Tour. Themes 7 : 453-462

Ministry of Trade (2015). Kebijakan Pengembangan Ekonomi Kreatif dalam Mendukung Perdagangan di Indonesia. Jakarta.

Parma,P.G. 2014. Pengembangan Model Penguatan Lembaga Pertanian Sebagai Prime Mover Pembangunan Kawasan DPP Destnasi Wisata Kintamani. Bali. Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora 3 (1) 380-393

Purwanto, Mat Syukur dan Puji Santoso (2007). Penguatan Kelembagaan Kelompok Tani dalam mendukung Pembangunan Pertanian di Jawa Timur. BPTP Malang. Jawa Timur.

Rogers, Everett M (1995). Diffusion of Innovations. The Free Press. London.

Santosa, I and Agus Suyanto. 2017. The Benefit of Mix Farming Agribusiness to Strengthen Food Sustainability of The Farmer Household at Agrotourism Areas.Journal of Art and Humanities, 6 (10): 24-31

Santosa,I dan Rawuh Edi Priyono. (2012). Dissemination of Empowerment of Villagers Through Agro-tourism Management). Published by Mimbar Journal, Social and Development Journal.Bandung Islamic University. Bandung.. 28 (2) : 181-190

Santosa, I and Achmad Iqbal. (2013). A Model of Empowerment of Villagers Through Mix Farming Productive Business Management by Utilizing Eco-techno Entrepreneur at Agro-tourism areas. Stage I National Strategic Research Result Report). Higher Education-Research and Community Service Institution of Jenderal Soedirman University. Purwokerto.5-18

Suradisastra, K, 2008. Strategi Pemberdayaan Kelembagaan Petani. Forum Penelitian Agro Ekonomi. Bogor. 26 (2) : 82-91

Downloads

Published

2018-01-15

Issue

Section

Article