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The Requirement of Agriculture Land Area for Farmers Well-Being in The Western Indonesia
Baiq Rindang Aprildahani, Surya Tri Esthi Wira Hutama, Chrisna Trie Hadi Permana

Building: Parallel Session 2
Room: E
Date: 2020-10-27 02:45 PM – 04:00 PM
Last modified: 2020-10-19


The stream of sustainable city-region pinpoints the need to build an enhanced life support system. While it is expected to provide adequate foods for the current and future generation, the agriculture sector is, nevertheless, facing a challenge to sustain amidst the current massive urban sprawl. In the wake of current COVID-19 pandemic and the global economic recession, the agriculture sector continues to remain productive, as the sector that plays an important role in the food security system, supplying domestic demand. The study presents a case study of Western Indonesia, which is considered as one of the vast growing regions. The growth of urban centres creates a centrifugal force, resulting in a leapfrog development towards the outskirts, which usually causes the loss of prime agricultural lands. Worsening the current setback of farmers’ well-being, existing planning documents were also unable to control the sprawling phenomenon, allowing private sectors to dominate land acquisitions, which in turn, affected the overall socio-agricultural traditions being fade away. Previous studies show that the ability of peri-urban agriculture to accommodate self-provision of food and to ensure adequate income for farmers appear as the most prominent motivation which encourage farmers to stay engaged in farming sectors (Adrianto et al., 2013). Overall, this study aims to investigate opportunities to preserve agriculture land. Applying qualitative research method, it is expected that the study is able to identify the minimum area of agriculture land (especially paddy field) that support farmers’ well-being.

Keywords: Farmer’s well-being, Agriculture land, Paddy fields