Paper ID: 194
The Role of Farmer Groups in The Development of Dryland Farming in Ketos Village, Paranggupito Subdistrict, Wonogiri Regency
O P Reviandy, Widiyanto, E Rusdiyana, Y Rinanto and Sudibya
Universitas Sebelas Maret, Jl. Ir. Sutami 36 A Surakarta 57126, Jawa Tengah Indonesia
Farmer groups play a role in solving farmers’ problems, especially their farming activities. This study aims to find out the role of farmer groups in the development of dryland farming in Ketos Village using qualitative descriptive methods. The results showed that Ketos Village farmer groups conducted activities such as farmer deliberation, agricultural counseling, and gotong-royong. Based on these activities, Ketos Village farmer group is able to act as a learning class, production unit, and cooperation. Farmer group as a learning class is a farmer group to be a place that provides information needed by its members related to the issue of farming activities. Farmer group as a production unit means that farmer groups play a role in the provision of agricultural facilities and tools, especially subsidized seeds and fertilizers. Farmer groups as a medium of cooperation not only between internal groups but also externally. This role is able to help farmers’ activities in solving problems in dry land.