COMMUNICATION NETWORKS IN BADAN USAHA MILIK PETANI (ENTERPRISE OWNED AND MANAGED BY FARMER'S) IN TEMANGGUNG REGENCY: TOWARDS ADOPTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate change is viewed as a major obstacle for sustainable agricultural. It affects the quality of seeds, increases the likelihood of pests, interferes with the cultivation and maintenance of crop patterns and livestock. This impact on farming production and farmers’ income. The group-based strategy is one way for empowerment and helping farmers in this adoption process. By participation in farmer groups, the various resources required farmers such as accessing information, knowledge and technology, inputs, credit, promotion, marketing, and networking will increase. All various access as important resources that support farmers to overcome climate change. Farmer groups are also a way in process of advisory services to farmers meant to increase productivity, income, and welfare. Badan Usaha Milik Petani (BUMP) is one of the innovations related to farmer economic institutions. BUMP is enterprise business managed by farmers. Through the FEATI (Farmer's Empowerment Through Agricultural Technology and Information) project, three stubs BUMP were developed in Temanggung Regency in 2012. However, the existence of BUMP in the Temanggung Regency has not been optimally developed. The condition is considered related to the communication network developed by BUMP. This study will investigate the role of communication networks in developing BUMP in Temanggung Regency associated with the existing social structure. By a descriptive qualitative approach, this study aims to identify the BUMP’s structures of communication networks. The location determination purposively, includes two BUMP, i.e. Keung Agro Lestari Co.Ltd (KAL Co.Ltd) and Agro Risen Mastani Co.Ltd (ABM Co.Ltd). The sampling was done by intact system (census) sampling method while data was analyzed by sociometry. The results showed the difference of communication network structure between the two of BUMP. The number of group members and a key actor in the group affects the structure of the communication network, the communication flow, and the solidity of the group and the undertakings related efforts in adapting to climate change.
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