Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
November 2015 Vol. 4(11): pp. 787-795
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Development of Economic Potential an integrated coconut processing to Improve Welfare coconut farmers society in North Buton Regency

Mukhtara, La Hatanib, Achmad Selamet Akuc, Deki Zulkarnainc, Dasmin Sidua, La Ode Geoa,  and La Ode Santiaji Bandea,

 

aFaculty of Agriculture, Halu Oleo University, Southeast Sulawesi of Indonesia

bFaculty of Economics and Business, Halu Oleo University, Southeast Sulawesi of Indonesia.

cFaculty of Animal Science Halu Oleo University, Southeast Sulawesi of Indonesia

 

Email: hatani1974@gmail.com

Accepted 21 November, 2015

 

Abstract

Coconut (cocos nucifera) has the economic potential that the strategy to be developed by farmers with Integrated Processing so as to Improve Welfare of farmers. Objective the research is to explore the potential for coconut production and describe farmer’s characteristics, coconut plantation, and coconut processing business in North Buton. Specifically, this study aims to analyze the economic potential of coconut processing and explains the strategy of developing an integrated coconut processing. The approach of this research is explanatory research with collecting data by survey method. The sampling technique used purposive sampling with 112 respondents Family Head coconut farmers. Data analysis method used is descriptive and financial feasibility analysis NPV; NBCR, and IRR. These results indicate: (1) the potential for coconut crop production in North Buton, tend to decrease due to old age of the plant, (2) the characteristics of coconut farmers on average are in the productive age, experienced but still low level of education of farmers. Moreover pattern coconut crop cultivation is done in monoculture, with a single processing business is the production of copra; (3) the economic potential of coconut processing in financial terms both of NPV, and IRR NBCR, and deserves to be developed. Therefore the development strategy of coconut processing can be done in an integrated manner through potential optimization aspects of cultivation, diversification of products, marketing, farmer empowerment and institutional strengthening. The practical implications of this research may provide insight and information for coconut farmers in practice in an integrated coconut processing and development of economic potential strategies so as to improve the welfare of farmers. Moreover studied very specific commodities namely people coconut then consideration seasonal factors and the involvement of coconut farmers need to be given serious attention.

Keywords: Integrated Coconut Processing, Productivity, Increase Income

 


 

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