The Spiritual Interpretation and Sustainability Concept of Rice Plants Cultivation Activities in Rural Areas

Yusriadi ., Intan Dwi Novieta, Irmayani ., Ida Rosada, Mais Ilsan


This research explained the interpretation of spiritual existence by rural farming community in conducting meaningful agricultural action. The concept of sustainable agriculture can be manifested by preserving local values as basic knowledge in agricultural cultivation. Agriculture cultivation was done by rural society from pre-planting to harvest. These actions were have deep meaning behind it. This is a qualitative research. The key informants were selected by snowball sampling method. The study results found that all local knowledge-based actions in rural communities has spiritual interpretation. One cultivation techniques done by farmers were to communicate with plants. The touches given are to establish communication with plants that believed to have spirits. Good treatment makes plants will also respond with good yield. This comprehension strengthen relationship between farmers and cultivated crops to produce yield to brings life prosperity.

Keywords : spiritual interpretation, sustainability concept, plant cultivaton, rural areas

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