Why Organic Rice Farmers Switch Back To Conventional Farming ?

D Yadi Heryadi, Trisna Insan Noor, Yosini Deliana, Jajang Sauman Hamdani


Organic rice farming is the future of agriculture to achieve sustainable agriculture by considering social, economic and environmental aspects. Priangan Timur West Java Province is an area of the development of organic rice and its development performance indicates a decreasing indicator. The most extreme performance decline is the decreasing of the number of farmers involved in the organic rice farming by 83 percent. The purpose of the research is to know the main factors causing the organic rice farmers to go back to the conventional rice farming (non-organic). The research used survey method of 150 ex-organic rice farmers in 6 districts/cities of Priangan Timur West Java Province Indonesia. The results of factor analysis showed that the main cause of organic rice farmers to switch back to conventional rice farming is due the economic barriers, certification, organic rice requirements, production & institutional and technical barrier factors.

Keywords: Organic Rice Farming, Conventional Farming, Performance, Barriers

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