International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

Strengthening Role of Farmer Institution in Enhance of Innovation Capability Based on ICT in West Java Province, Indonesia
Darojat Prawiranegara, Sumardjo, Djuara P. Lubis, Sri Harijati

Strengthening role of farmer institutional was intended to address the complexity of the opportunities and challenges of agricultural development in the future, advances in information technology, the convergence of communications, future innovation, access to markets, access to productive resources, counseling cafeterias, and farmers institutional competitiveness. This study aimed to describe role of farmer institutional, factors, which influenced and strategies to strengthening role of institutions in enhanching farmer innovation capabilities. The object of this study is the 243 farmers who are members of the vegetable farmer institutional in the highlands of West Java. Structural Equation Modeling/SEM was used to analyze and develop strategies. The results show that strengthening role of farmer institutional was achieved through the role of managing information, mediation of information, education of user, rides of cooperation and business units. Almost 80 percent of variance farmers institutional role affected by group dynamic (65 percent), individual characteristics (25 percent), external institutional support (9,5 percent) and quality of information (4,2 percent), and others factors (20 percent). Innovation strategy to increasing the farmer’s capability can be done through strengthening of farmer institutional role, innovative behavior characteristic, quality of information and external institutional support.

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