The Impact of Palm-oil Price Fall on Labor-use Optimalization and Household Income of Oil Palm Farmers in Ogan Komering Ilir District of South Sumatra

Lifianthi, Lifianthi and Hakim, Maryati Mustofa and Yamin, M. (2012) The Impact of Palm-oil Price Fall on Labor-use Optimalization and Household Income of Oil Palm Farmers in Ogan Komering Ilir District of South Sumatra. In: International Proceedings of Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering, 1-2 September 2012, Phuket, Thailand.

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    Abstract

    The objectives of the reasearch were to (1) measure working time allocation of farm household members in managing oil palm plantations and other productive activities before and after palm oil price fall, (2) measure income contribution from the plantations to the total household income in the two periods. The results showed that working time allocation of family labor for oil palm plantations was relatively low at the amount of 11.91 man-days a year or only 5.12 % of the total working time allocated before price fall, and became 14.54 man-days or 6.14 % after price fall. The farmers hired dominantly outside farmers for maintaning oil palm plantations, and spent more of their times for working at outside plantations such as trading activities and other farm labors. Oil palm plantation contributed around 31.6 % and 29.84 % to the total household income, respectively, during the two periods. From the income figures, Gini index in the research area was measured at the value of 0.20, showing low imbalance (high balance) distribution of income among the oil palm farmers. The only cause of the income imbalance was slight differences in land size owned by the farmers. Keywords: Oil palm, Price fall, Labor, Time allocation, Gini index

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
    Depositing User: yamin yamin
    Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 07:40
    Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 07:40
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/6673

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