American Journal of Applied Sciences

Socio-Economic and Technical Efficiency Level of Organic Rice Farming with System of Rice Intensification: A Case Study in Morowali Regency Indonesia

Max Nur Alam

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2015.290.294

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 12, Issue 4

Pages 290-294

Abstract

This research aimed to (1) analyze technical efficiency level of rice farming with System of Rice Intensification and non-System of Rice Intensification and (2) analyze the factors that affected technical efficiency of rice farming. The research was conducted in Morowali Regency Indonesia. The populations in this research were farmer associations of water users, who membered as many as 104 household heads. Sampling was done by census. The number of samples that were used as many as 104 household heads, 47 household heads of rice farmers with System of Rice Intensification and 57 household heads of farmers with non-System of Rice Intensification. The result showed rice farming with System of Rice Intensification had a higher technical efficiency level when compared with rice farming with non-System of Rice Intensification. This was due to rice farming with System of Rice Intensification had more farmers who used organic fertilizers. The usage of organic fertilizers, age of farmers, education of farmers, frequency of following extension and System of Rice Intensification affected toward the technical efficiency of rice farming. Farmers could increase organic rice production with System of Rice Intensification.

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© 2015 Max Nur Alam. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.