American Journal of Applied Sciences

Policy Priorities for the Economic Development in Agropolitan Area of Karacak Based on Mangosteen Agroindustry

Parwa Oryzanti, Ernan Rustiadi, Eriyatno and Nurul Taufiqu Rochman

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2018.489.496

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 15, Issue 11

Pages 489-496

Abstract

Agropolitan approach is important in connecting rural and urban development areas at the local level. Efforts need to be continuously carried out in the development of agropolitan region which is essential for accelerating rural development in general and agriculture in particular. This study was conducted in agropolitan area of Karacak, Bogor District, Indonesia, by using the judgement of experts. The type of data used was primary data collected through expert surveys. Data analysis was performed with Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) approach using Expert Choice software. Mangosteen as strategic commodity in the region, have not been developed for agroindustrial scale. Agroindustrial approach is important, to encourage economic growth in the agropolitan area, through increasing the economic value of strategic commodity. The introduction of agro-industry into agropolitan area requires policy support. The purpose of this study was to determine the priority of economic development policies in agropolitan area of Karacakbased on mangosteen agro-industry. The results showed that the main direction related to economic development policy of agropolitan area based on agro-industry, was the policy of providing incentives for agro-industrial investors in the agropolitan area with alternative weights 0.319. The main actor was the private sector (investors) with criteria weight 0.263. Whereas, the main objective was to encourage investor’s interest to invest in agropolitan area with criteria weight 0.402.

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© 2018 Parwa Oryzanti, Ernan Rustiadi, Eriyatno and Nurul Taufiqu Rochman. 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.