Local Government Innovation in Agriculture Development: A Case Study of Bantaeng Regency, Indonesia

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Badu Ahmad Andi Ahmad Yani Rakhmat Rakhmat

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The study    of    local    government    innovation    in arts    development aims    to comprehensively reveal and explain the forms of innovation applied by the Bantaeng Regency Government in accelerating agricultural development in the fields of horticulture, plantations and   animal   husbandry. This   study   uses   a   descriptive   qualitative   approach   with phenomenological research to describe and explain the contribution of agricultural innovation in improving farmer welfare and food security in Bantaeng Regency. To obtain valid information, informants are determined by purposive sampling.To government officials and farmer groups involved in the fields of horticulture, plantations and animal husbandry with the hope that the interviewed informants and the implementation of the FGD understand the substance of the problem. The results of the study show that there are two main reasons for local governments to innovate in the agricultural sector, including the increasing population of 187,626 people. and agricultural land is increasingly limited, covering an area of 27,074.45 hectares. There are thirteen innovations implemented in accelerating agricultural development   in   Bantaeng   Regency. these   agricultural   innovations   include:  regency producing seed technology based movement cropping systems legowo-21, agro-area development, enterprises owned by village ,  agricultural products processing, development engineering insemination cattle, utilizing waste livestock for biogas in rural areas, utilizing food waste for livestock feeding, breeding Bantaeng taro, cultivating special durian without aroma and season, cattle business insurance, rice planting insurance, guaranteed availability of fertilizers and seeds.

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AHMAD, Badu; AHMAD YANI, Andi; RAKHMAT, Rakhmat. Local Government Innovation in Agriculture Development: A Case Study of Bantaeng Regency, Indonesia. Iapa Proceedings Conference, [S.l.], p. 66-79, dec. 2020. ISSN 2686-6250. Available at: <http://journal.iapa.or.id/proceedings/article/view/398>. Date accessed: 21 apr. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.30589/proceedings.2020.398.
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