The Role of Socio-Economic Characteristics in Enhancing the Performance of Vegetable Farming Enterprises in Bandung

Authors

  • Eni Kusumawati Universitas Muhammadiyah Bandung
  • Agus Sutandi Universitas Muhammadiyah Bandung
  • Moch. Wildan Syifaul Fuad Universitas Muhammadiyah Bandung
  • Syafira Agustine Universitas Muhammadiyah Bandung

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37010/fcs.v5i1.1505

Keywords:

vegetable agriculture, socio-economic characteristics, farmers' education, access to capital, community support

Abstract

The agricultural sector plays a critical role in the economy and social welfare of Indonesia, particularly in Bandung, where a majority of the population relies on farming. This study aims to understand the impact of socio-economic characteristics of farmers on the performance of vegetable farming businesses in Bandung, focusing on farmers' education, farming experience, access to capital, and community support. A qualitative methodology was utilized to analyze verbal and written data, exploring the relationship between socio-economic factors and the efficiency and productivity of vegetable farming businesses. The findings indicate that farmers' education significantly contributes to more efficient business management, farming experience enhances management capabilities, access to capital facilitates investment in agriculture, and community support strengthens the exchange of knowledge and resources. Furthermore, adequate infrastructure and supportive government policies were identified as other crucial factors improving the performance of vegetable farming businesses. This research highlights the importance of an integrated approach involving the enhancement of farmers' socio-economic characteristics to optimize the performance of vegetable farming businesses and advance the agricultural sector in Bandung.

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Published

2024-03-05

How to Cite

Kusumawati, E., Sutandi, A., Fuad, M. W. S., & Agustine, S. (2024). The Role of Socio-Economic Characteristics in Enhancing the Performance of Vegetable Farming Enterprises in Bandung. FOCUS, 5(1), 61–69. https://doi.org/10.37010/fcs.v5i1.1505
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