Vol 9, No 1 (2016): March 2016

Impact of Community Forestry Policy on Farmers in Rinjani Protected Forest Area

Nandini, Ryke ( Student of Doctoral Program (S3), Study of Forestry Science, Gadjah Mada University, )
Kusumandari, Ambar ( Faculty of Forestry, Gadjah Mada University, )
Gunawan, Totok ( Faculty of Geography, Gadjah Mada University, )
Sadono, Ronggo ( Faculty of Forestry, Gadjah Mada University, )

Article Info

Publish Date
20 Jun 2016


The aim of this research is to know: (1) the economic conditions of the community forestry (HKm) farmers seen from the income and the poverty level; (2) the social conditions of the HKm farmers seen from the education level and the behavior changes; and (3) the change of social economic conditions of the HKm farmers in 2008-2015. This research is conducted from April to July in 2015 and located in four HKm groups of Rinjani protected forest area (RTK I). The data collection is conducted by the interviews with questionnaire to 102 HKm farmers using the Slovin’s formula with 10% of significant degree. This is implemented in descriptive analysis. The research result shows that: (1) the average income of the HKm farmers is Rp 1,739,677 per month/ha and 59.8% of farmers are above the poverty line; (2) the farmers are increasingly aware of education (there are only 5.9% members of farmer’s family who are uneducated) and the lack of firewood utilization (there are only 23.5% farmers who are still using the firewood); and (3) in the period of 2008 to 2015 the average income of the farmers per month increases at 52,03%; the poverty level decreases at 46.5%, and there is a behavior change in which the dependence on the forest resources in the form of firewood decreasesKey words : community forest, income, poverty, behavior change

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Economics, Econometrics & Finance


JEJAK: Jurnal Ekonomi dan Kebijakan p-ISSN 1979-715X | e-ISSN 2460-5123 is a scientific journal that contains the results of research and theoretical studies in the field of economic development, especially on matters of economic policy in Indonesia was published by the Department of Economic ...