Farmer's unwillingness to grow soybean

Agussabti, Rahmaddiansyah, Romano, T A Awaina
2020 IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environment  
Soybean commodity is an essential and strategic food crop because food is an essential need for human beings. Aceh is one of the provinces in Indonesia which has become the center of soybean production. However, in recent years, Aceh's soybean production has declined; this is due to the growing interest of farmers in soybean farming. This study aims to analyze the causes of reduced interest of farmers in soybean commodity farming and to map farmer's interest in soybean farming. The research
more » ... od used was descriptive qualitative and collecting data using survey techniques. The results showed that soybean farmers in Pidie Jaya District had good interest and knowledge about soybeans, while soybean farmers in Central Aceh Districts and East Aceh Districts had low interest in soybean affairs and quite good farming ability. The cause of the reduced interest of farmers in soybean business decreased by the low selling prices at the farmer level, pests, prices, and also the limited market that accepts soybean commodities. The percentage of soybean farmers in Aceh Province, which still operates soybeans in Aceh Province, is 27%, while 73% have switched to other commodities.
doi:10.1088/1755-1315/425/1/012022 fatcat:vodwbitwojecpmbnbnno3cfkry