A. Rahmanulloh; S. Budidarsono
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World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
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Summary: Overall objectives of socioeconomic team is to assess the socio-economic impacts of integrated vegetable-agroforestry systems on small (women and men) farmers in Nanggung Sub-district. In Year 3, series of activities have been done partly to achieve this objectives. In collaboration with T team, vegetable cultivation technologies/practices within agroforestry systems were observed to assess financial viability. Secondly, we collected all farm inputs data (including labor used) of drip irrigation trial and NPK application trial in vegetable farming. With Marketing Team, in order to support marketing development, we provided technical assistance regarding financial viability of indigenous vegetable farming. Using profitability assessment technique (simple Cost-Benefit Analysis) in combination with biophysical parameter, it is found that the medium light plot seems to be more feasible than other plots.
Socioeconomic team also carried out monitoring survey to gather farmers’ perceptions on the implementation of vegetable-agroforestry farming trial. Besides, labor force availability also being assessed. This is especially important to understand labor force availability locally for such technology introduced. Preliminary results of monitoring survey show: (a) respondents who know about the vegetable cultivation technology mostly associated with existing farmer group (b) targeted farmers drawn from 2006 baseline survey dwell scattered and not all of them are associated with farmer group (c) number of female that were not engaged in any income generating activities, were double the number of males.