Farmer Preference to High Elevation Rice Technological Packages for Accelerating Technological Dissemination (A case Study in Humbang Hasundutan Regency)

Agung B Santosa(1*), Setia Sari Girsang(2), Tommy Purba(3), Deddy R Siagian(4), Khadijah E Ramija(5)

(1) Assessment Institute for Agricultural Technology North Sumatra
(2) Assessment Institute for Agricultural Technology North Sumatra
(3) Assessment Institute for Agricultural Technology North Sumatra
(4) Assessment Institute for Agricultural Technology North Sumatra
(5) Assessment Institute for Agricultural Technology North Sumatra
(*) Corresponding Author


Accelerating the introduction of a new technological package is needed to increase the productivity of high elevation puddled rice in Humbang Hasundutan. The objectives of the study are to find out the perception of the existence of technological packages and farmers' preference for a new technological package. The study used a survey method with primary data gathered using questionnaires. The criteria of locations and respondents were used to obtain relevant respondents and data concerning their knowledge of high elevation puddled rice cultivation.  The collected data were processed by using Importance Performance Analysis in order to find out the level of Importance and Satisfaction of the indicators and the valued aspects in the technological package components. The results of the study showed that the socio-economic aspects had to be heeded in organizing the technological package. Indicators having a high level of importance and a low level of satisfaction consisted of production cost, quality of seeds, farmer groups empowerment, technology information institution, capital cost, agricultural tools and machines, pest control, sales price, irrigation canals, and farm roads. On the other hand, introducing new superior seeds, productivity attribute and planting age were important indicators for local farmers as to improve the quality of existing seeds. Farmers group expected that the technological package had a high level of productivity, better access to input, low cost, and good user-friendliness in its application.


persepsi, preferensi, padi dataran tinggi, diseminasi

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