Welfare and bargaining power of farmers in Bromo-Tengger-Semeru, Agropolitan area, East Java

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Abstract

Bromo-Tengger-Semeru is an agropolitan area in East Java, which was developed to encourage the welfare improvement of the local community, especially local farmers who are involved in the cultivation business in the agricultural sector. This study involves 400 farmers in Malang, Probolinggo, Pasuruan and Lumajang, where they participated in interviews. This study found that the problematic situation faced by farmers is funding and efforts to add value to the products they produce are apparently not comparable to the selling price of the product. Most farmers said they would rather sell their raw products. In determining the price of agricultural products, farmers often lose out to middlemen or moneylenders. Currently, the agropolitan area development program, for local farmers has not been very useful in improving the bargaining position and the level of welfare of local farmers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2899-2911
Number of pages13
JournalOpcion
Volume35
Issue numberSpecial Issue 21
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Agropolitan
  • Bargaining Position
  • Farmers
  • Welfare

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