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MODERNIZATION OF AGRICULTURE AND USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES BY FARMERS IN COASTAL YOGYAKARTA Subejo, Subejo; Untari, Dyah Woro; Wati, Ratih Ineke; Mewasdinta, Gagar
Indonesian Journal of Geography Vol 51, No 3 (2019): Indonesian Journal of Geography
Publisher : Faculty of Geography, Universitas Gadjah Mada

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In the development process, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), which also commonly referred to as electronic media or cyber media have been acknowledged as a new instrument that could facilitate the need of new information and innovation for rural people or farmers. However, several studies reported that extension and communication based-electronic media in developing countries encounter more problems rather than in developed countries. This research aims to investigate the ownership, access, utilization or functions of ICTs for obtaining information supporting the daily life of farmers and for promoting various farming activities in the coastal area of Kulon Progo Regency Yogyakarta. The research method of the study was a descriptive method that has been conducted by a mixed method. The study found that in line with modernization in agriculture, farmers have been using conventional and new electronic media including television, radio and mobile phone with function for getting new information. Conventional electronic media are still dominant while the use of new electronic media has been gradually increasing. Information gathered from ICTs includes social, cultural, economic, health and environmental issues. The use of new electronic media particularly the internet via smartphone has newly started to be utilized among farmers in the coastal farming area who intensively engaged in horticulture crops cultivation mainly for getting and exchange the market information. Information on technological innovation is still dominant among farmers. Better infrastructure and mobility access, improvement of telecommunication network and development of content and format of information provided by new media will be prospective in the future
PERSPEKTIF PETANI TERHADAP ASPEK SOSIAL PERTANIAN BERKELANJUTAN DI KABUPATEN KULON PROGO Untari, Dyah Woro; Wastutiningsih, Sri Peni
Agro Ekonomi Vol 17, No 2 (2010): DESEMBER 2010
Publisher : Department of Agricultural Socio-Economics Faculty of Agriculture Universitas Gadjah Mada

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The objectives of this study are to investigate fanners perspective on sustainable agriculture social aspect: (1) Socially just agricultural system principle and (2) culturally appropriate principle. The total sample was 60 farmers, 30 farmers were selected from wetland ecosystem and another 30 farmers were selected from coastal ecosystem. Those 60 samples were taken by simple random sampling method Three ways analysis qualitative data used in analyzing the data. The result shows, on socially just agricultural system principle, there are 1,67% farmers have low comprehension on social indicator, membership in organization indicator, credit support service indicator, information and training support services indicator and family participation indicator. There are 6,67% farmers have a low comprehension on food security indicator. There are 51,67% farmers stated comprehension on postharvest facility support service indicator. On culturally appropriate principle, local wisdom for farming support comprehends by 50,00% farmers.