The Implementation of the Rural Agribusiness Effort Program (Raep) Towards Rice Farming Income in South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia (Published)
The research aimed to assess the impact of the Farmers Group Joint (FGJ) in implementing the RAEP and analyzed the activities of agribusiness and development programs in Maros Regency, South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. The object to be measured was the impact of the development of rural agribusiness of rice farming by farmers. The research used a survey method with interview technique. The samples were selected through a simple random sampling technique by taking as many as 10%, so that the respondents consisted of 52 farmers. The data used were primary and secondary data. The research results revealed that the implementation of the RAEP on the performance of the FGJ was quite effective. The performance aspects of the FGJ members included the level of interest and the level of strength. The parts of these levels were categorized effective. The implementation of the program showed a value of -15.778 with a significance of 0.000 < 0.05, H1 was accepted, so that there was a difference in the level of farmers before and after the implementation of the RAEP. The average of the farmers’ income before the program was IDR 15,553,192.31, while after the program the average of income was IDR 18,791,826.92. Thus, the average of difference value was IDR 3,238,634.61 or 20.82%. And, the income from the total cost showed that part of the farmer’s income was the value of -14.126 with a significance of 0.000 < 0.05, H1 was accepted, so that there was a difference in the level of income in the RAEP. The average of income before obtaining a program fund was IDR 11,763,124.81 per harvest, while after the program the average was IDR 14,681,875.00 per harvest. Thus, the average of difference was IDR 2,918,750.19 or 24.81%.