Researching Farmers Management Behavior in West Muna, Weka Widayati Achieved Doctoral Degree
It is concluded that the inter-relation between the regional condition
and characteristics of the farmers to farmer behavior in ecological
spatial dimension in the region II shows the interception of a balance
between economic, social and environmental aspects. Interception
resulted stable soil fertility and water availability for crops. The
interception in Region I put forward the economic aspect so that
manpower availability and agricultural technology improved. "Frequency
of access to agricultural information has the greatest influence on the
behavior of farmers in agricultural resource management in addition to
education, experience in food crops business, understanding of
agricultural resource management and the number of family workers," said
Agricultural crops have a strategic position as a base for community food resilience. Agricultural sustainability in a region is currently facing challenges in terms of quality and quantity of resources that tend to decline. This condition makes many farmers have to conduct the right resource management efforts in order to survive.
The results showed that local wisdom in region I which is multi-ethnic, coastal areas, smooth land and sea transportation has given much emphasis on adaptation to the dynamics of new environment with the dominant economic aspects in the effort towards agricultural resources sustainability. Meanwhile, local wisdom in region II which is relatively far from the beach with smooth landt ransportation have resources efficiency in the form of rea, kaendea as land and water conservation systems, and pakaowa pokadulu which is the farmers' joint system.
"The behavior of farmers in area I is more intensive in terms of planning as indicated by the manpower availability and increased technology of food crops, while in region II the emphasis is more on evaluation which supports soil fertility, relatively stable water availability and agricultural technology," said Weka Widayati, the lady who was born on August 5, 1964 in Demak.