The impact of the agropolitan project on agribusiness activities in Waliksarimadu, Central Java Province, Indonesia - using chili farmers as an example

Widijastuti, E. and Sun, X. and Collins, R. (2013) The impact of the agropolitan project on agribusiness activities in Waliksarimadu, Central Java Province, Indonesia - using chili farmers as an example. Acta Horticulturae, 1006. pp. 411-416. ISSN 0567-7572

Abstract

The Agropolitan project focuses on the development of agribusiness systems through supporting agribusiness activities with in selected rural districts in Indonesia. Waliksarimadu is regarded by government as an outstanding example of an agro-politan district in Indonesia. This research examines the perceptions of the local community towards the agropolitan project, paying particular attention to the perceptions of chili growers in the project and its impact on their business activities. The results of the study show that the project brought significant improvements in chili quality due to the enhancement of individual grower’s skills in performing post harvest handling and marketing. As a result, growers were able to access supermarkets, food processing firms and export companies directly. However, the growers had difficulty in accessing financial support, and also felt that they were in a disadvantaged position when dealing with modern retailers, food processors and exporters.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2017 01:59
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2017 01:31
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1505 Marketing > 150501 Consumer-Oriented Productor Service Development
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9099 Other Commercial Services and Tourism > 909999 Commercial Services and Tourism not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2013.1006.52
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28875

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