Asngari, Pang S, Indonesia
Forum Pasca Sarjana Vol. 34 No. 4 (2011): Forum Pascasarjana - Articles
This study was to analyze factors influencing the performance of agricultural extension workers and their impact on the competence of cacao farmers. A number of 116 agricultural extension workers, 116 groups of farmer leaders and 232 cacao farmers from four districts in South Sulawesi were participated in this study. LISREL program with SEM was used in analyzing data. The result shows that the agricultural extension workers performance was influenced significantly by characteristic, competence, motivation and self reliance. The total impact of them was 71%. The suggestion was that their performance must be improved by providing special training to improve their capability in agricultural extension planning, monitoring and evaluation, agricultural extension development and technology dissemination.
Key words: agricultural extension workers, competence of cacao farmers, performance
Forum Pasca Sarjana Vol. 33 No. 3 (2010): Forum Pascasarjana - Articles
The sustainable productivity of farmers can be realized if farmers own self relience. Farmers’s self relience can be realized if farmers own capacity to optimize self capacity and utilization of agriculture resources capacity. Through multistage cluster sampling technique, found 75 person as farmer’s sample. Research data including primary data and secondary data. Analysis of data done with correlation test, regression test and path analysis. The conclusion of this research is the self reliance level in agribusiness of food crop farmers, including the category low. The low level of self reliance of farmers in agribusiness caused by (a) the low level of capacity development needs of farmers in agribusiness, which include low development needs: productivity capacity; marketing capacity; capacity of the security business/agribusiness; capacity in group management; networking capacity and the capacity in performance improvement/progress; (b) low level of performance of agricultural extension; (c) low levels of non-formal education of farmers.
Key words: agriculture extension worker, empowerment, capacity development, self-reliance, agribusiness