Paper ID: 204
An ISM Approach for Identifying and Analyzing The Complexity of Beef Cattle Farming Problems in Central Java
I W Pratama1, M A U Muzayyanah1, A Astuti2, I G S Budisatria3 and A R S Putra1*
1Department of Livestock Social Economics, Faculty of Animal Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia.
2Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science, Faculty of Animal Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia.
3Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Animal Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia.
The complexity of the problems in the beef cattle farming system in Central Java is a major challenge in determining policy strategies. Identification and mapping of problems is an important part of the process of determining the policy strategy. The research objectives were to identify and map the problem structure in the beef cattle farming system in Central Java. Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM) was used to analyze the relationship between problems in the beef cattle farming system in Central Java. Data collection was carried out through in-depth interviews with several stakeholders consisting of academics, practitioners, and local governments. The results showed that the problems of beef cattle farming in Central Java were still related to the availability of feed, the socio-economic conditions of the farmers, and the production and reproduction of livestock. Problems related to the availability of animal feed were a leverage point in solving livestock problems in Central Java. The feed strengthening strategy was expected to become a priority in the context of developing beef cattle farms in Central Java.