Socio-economic Baseline studies: Agroforestry and Sustainable Vegetables Production in Southeast Asian Watershed
K. Wijaya; S. Budidarsono; J. Roshetko
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ICRAF Southeast Asia
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This report is a farm/household level assessment focusing on vegetables farm and household budget analyses, part of the SANREM CRSP program “Agroforestry and Sustainable Vegetable Production in Southeast Asia Watersheds” in Indonesia implemented by World Agroforestry Centre – ICRAF Southeast Asia and Bogor Agricultural University. It provides an analytical basis for socio-economic impact assessment of integrated vegetable-agroforestry systems. The basic socio-economic data collected comprised of demographic data, farm characteristics, households’ income and expenditure, gender roles, and labor availability. The data generated by this study will be used for economic analysis of vegetable farming, specifically: (a) analysis of the current of demographic data of farmers, and (b) analysis of the current of vegetable farm practices in social and economic.
The study was conducted in Kecamatan Nanggung, a sub-district located in the western part of West Java Province. Kecamatan Nanggung, endowed with relatively good accessibility to two lucrative urban centers of Bogor and Jakarta, rich natural resources of forest and mineral, and an ideal climate for agricultural development. Those endowments hold advantages to support market-based agricultural commodities development through vegetables-agroforestry innovation. Farmers in this sub-district are primarily smallholders on or below the poverty line with access to less than one hectare of land. They have limited access to professional technical assistance and poor market linkage, particularly to more lucrative urban and regional market nearby Bogor and Jakarta.