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Role of Extension Workers in Promoting Integrated Farming System Sustainability in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

  • Raden Ahmad Romadhoni Surya Putra
  • Fransiskus Trisakti Haryadi
Conference paper

Abstract

Adoption of integrated farming systems can be a solution to many agricultural problems in Indonesia. The technology transfer model can be used to analyze the dissemination process, which emphasizes the role of extension to promote the innovation. This research aimed to examine the relationships among three variables that determine the role of extension workers in promoting integrated farming system sustainability. Those variables were attitude, leadership, and information access. A field survey using a closed-ended questionnaire was applied to collect data. There were 93 selected respondents from extension workers in the Food Security and Agricultural Extension Agency in four regencies in Yogyakarta Province. The results showed that all respondents had high levels of attitude, leadership, and information access toward integrated farming systems. A Pearson correlation test was applied to examine the relationships among attitude, leadership, and information access. The leadership of extension workers indicated significant relationships to attitude (p < 0.01) and information access (p < 0.01). This study showed that leadership of extension workers is an important variable to foster the sustainability of integrated farming systems. It could also generate effectiveness of technology transfer to farmers. Therefore, the leadership capacity of extension workers should be enhanced in order to ease the adoption of integrated farming systems at the grassroots level.

Keywords

Attitude Information access Integrated farming system Leadership Sustainability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raden Ahmad Romadhoni Surya Putra
    • 1
  • Fransiskus Trisakti Haryadi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Livestock Social Economics, Faculty of Animal ScienceUniversitas Gadjah MadaYogyakartaIndonesia

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