Income And Welfare Analysis of Rubber Farmers of Sarolangun Regency Jambi - Indonesia

  • Saidin Nainggolan Department of Agribusiness, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jambi
  • Yanuar Fitri Department of Agribusiness, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jambi
  • Vijai Hutasoit Department of Agribusiness, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jambi

Abstract

This study aims to analyze the income  and welfare of rubber farmers. The research was conducted in the rubber production center of Sarolangun Regency with pauh subdistrict research locus, with sample villages of Karang Mendapo Village, Pauh Village and Semaran Village. The data usedn is primary data obtained by interview method using questionnaires.  Sample withdrawal  using  Simple Random Sampling  Metohd. The technique  of determining the sample size  uses the  Slovinmethod. The sample size is 57  farmers. The research period is July - August 2021. Data analysis uses descriptive analysis, contingency tables and  chi-square tests  (x^₂). The results  showed that most farmers have below average incomes. The main source of income for farmers comes from rubber farming. Rubber farmers' income groups are in the low to moderate category. The proportion of farmers' consumption expenditure is greater on food consumption (rice, side dishes), the proportion for non-food consumption is mostly for clothing. The welfare of farmers is in the low category.  Differences in farmers' incomes cause significant differences in farmers' well-being. The degree of contingency of income on the welfare of farmers is in the moderate category. While the degree of income relationship of farmers with the welfare of farmers is positive and significant.

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Published
2022-04-30
How to Cite
Nainggolan , S., Fitri, Y., & Hutasoit, V. (2022). Income And Welfare Analysis of Rubber Farmers of Sarolangun Regency Jambi - Indonesia. Randwick International of Social Science Journal, 3(2), 427-434. https://doi.org/10.47175/rissj.v3i2.444