Farmers’ Perception toward Integrated Farming System: A Case Study in Palm Oil Plantation and Beef Cattle in Jambi Province, Indonesia

Suryantini, Any and Novra, Ardi and Pramusintho, Bagus (2015) Farmers’ Perception toward Integrated Farming System: A Case Study in Palm Oil Plantation and Beef Cattle in Jambi Province, Indonesia. In: ICSAFS 2015, 2015, Bandung.

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Understanding of farmers’ perception about development activities are important to policy makers to create the suitable agriculture development policy in the level of farmers. Integrated farming system had been implemented by farmers that learned from the older generation. Integrated farming system is better than mix farming, since integrated farming system interact eco-biologically, in space and time, are mutually supportive, and depend each other. An interrelated set of agricultural enterprises used its waste or secondary output from one component become an input for another part of this system, which reduces cost and improve production and/or income. Integrating the palm oil plantation and beef-cattle is an example of integrated farming system which is done by farmers in Jambi Province. The cattle got the green feed from the cover crop and leaf of palm-oil trees; meanwhile the manure of cattle become fertilizer to the palm oil plantation. This study will describe the farmers’ perception toward integrated farming system in Palm Oil Plantation, Jambi Province. The farmers use the plantation of Palm Oil as a pasture for their cattle, then the farmers feed their cattle with weeds and cover-crop in the plantation. The disadvantage in the implementation of integrated farming system in this case is the farmers has not understand to preserve the clean sanitation of their plantation since the manure of cattle did not collected and processed to be the ready to use fertilizer. In general, the farmers agreed that the integrated farming to reduce waste due to the high intensity of agricultural activities. © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. Peer-review under responsibility of the organizing committee of ICSAFS 2015.

Type: Conference (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integrated Farming; Perception; Palm Oil Plantation; Cattle
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: ?? sch_hum ??
Depositing User: Novra
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2017 09:26
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 09:26

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