THE RUBBER FARM HOUSE HOLD’S BEHAVIOR ON ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES TO ACHIEVE FAMILY FOOD SECURITY

Husin, Laila (2012) THE RUBBER FARM HOUSE HOLD’S BEHAVIOR ON ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES TO ACHIEVE FAMILY FOOD SECURITY. Asia Agriculture and Animal APCBEE Procedia. pp. 168-173. ISSN 2212-6708

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    Abstract

    A study aims to analyze the influencing factors of farm household economic behaviour to achieve their family food security on some productive activities. This research used secondary data (cross section and time series data), analyzed by descriptive and econometric analysis (simultaneous equation) and the estimation is solved by two stage least squares method (2SLS). The result conclude that there are some sources of family income, the rubber farm is main source. Mostly, their family income are higher than their family expenditure. By allocating all family labors and other resources, the farm households can fulfill their primary needs, especially food consumption (family food security). Estimation of simultaneous equation has been proved that their economic behavior of rubber farm households in labor supply, production and consumption are interact each other, or one decision will influence another decision. Variable of family members’ working time have good response to the rubber farm income and family expenditure, otherwise, variable of family expenditure has good response to the total income and food consumption (elastic response). To increase the family purchasing power, it should be optimized the allocation of family resources for productive activities. The farm household should not rely on only one income source (rubber farm income) due to the unpredicted rubber price and low bargaining position in determining the product price. Any government intervention should consider this farm household economic behavior, so that he can make the proper policy to achieve family food security. Keywords : behavior, farm, household, rubber, income, expenditure, food security

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture > Department of Agribusiness
    Depositing User: DR LAILA HUSIN
    Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2013 15:02
    Last Modified: 29 Oct 2013 20:11
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/1691

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