Paper ID: 44
A Comparative Study of Jarak Towo Cassava Farming in The Mountainous Areas of Karanganyar Regency in Supporting The Availability of Raw Materials for Food Processing Industry
H Irianto1*, Mujiyo2, A Qonita1, E W Riptanti1 and H Ningsih3
1 Department of Agribusiness, the Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sebelas Maret
2 Department of Soil Science, the Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sebelas Maret
3Vocational School of Agribusiness, Universitas Sebelas Maret
Cassava is a commodity that is commonly marginalized. However, jarak towo cassava is exceptional as this variety has a large market potential with a more competitive price. However, only a few farmers are aware of this business potential. This study aimed at conducting a comparative study of the cropping patterns of jarak towo cassava to investigate more thoroughly the farmers’ income or profit. This study was carried out in three sub-districts, including Jatiyoso, Tawangmangu and Ngargoyoso, Samples of farmers were taken using snowball sampling, with 20 respondents from each sub-district. The results showed that farmers in Ngargoyoso Sub-district spent the highest total cost. Meanwhile, farmers in Jatiyoso Sub-district received the highest income and profit. The highest efficiency was shown by farmers in Jatiyoso, while the lowest efficiency was performed by farmers in Tawangmangu. These findings depict how farmers develop jarak towo cassava farming in meeting the market demand.