International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Study of role of Agribusiness Young Actors on Optimalization of Private Agricultural Extension in West Java Province, Indonesia
Iwan Setiawan, Sumardjo, Arif Satria, dan Prabowo Tjitropranoto

This paper describes the role of agribusiness young actors (AYA) in private agriculture extension. The methodological approach in this study was quantitative (description-correlation) and qualitative (focus group discution). The population in the study was AYA in West Java, Indonesia. AYA was selected by using randomized sampling method280. Survey data was statistically analyzed by SEM tools. The research shows that: 1) AYA have significant role in private agriculture extension, particularly in agrarian advocating, dissemination of alternative agribusiness, initiation of non-farm adaptive enterprise innovation, and institution development; 2) model of agricultural approach by AYA is pluralistic, which combines several methods. Extension contents include complex adaptive system and ecological agribusiness integrating socio-system, ecosystem, and geosystem; and 3) institution model based community, integrated with academia, businessment, research centres, government and NGOs. The recommendations are leadership development of rural youth community and social capital strengthening of AYA are needed.

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