Research Paper | Economics | Indonesia | Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015
Economic Study of Non-Rice Consumption in Supporting Food Security (Study in Muna Regency of Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia)
L.M. Harafah | La Ode Geo | Azis Muthalib
Abstract: Goals to be achieved in this study are (1) identify alternative consumption utilized by the community as a staple food that is hygienic and economical, (2) assess the economic consumption of non-rice (corn, tubers, etc. ). This is an alternative in support of food security as a staple food in Muna South East Sulawesi Province. The expected benefits of this research that is for the people, can be useful to find and exploit the non-consumption of rice as an alternative food that is hygienic and economical. For the government benefits that can be obtained as a basis for decisions or policies in support of food security. As for scientists to be useful as an application of economic theory in connection with the discovery of non - rice consumption. The method used in this study is a participatory approach and FGD (Focus Group Discussion) with people who use non-rice consumption. While analysis tools used is descriptive qualitative and quantitative. Include a qualitative descriptive study/picture of the condition of the people who use/non rice foods are hygienic and economical (saving). While the quantitative study of the idea of the dependent variables and independent of factors that affect the public in non-rice eating (other than rice). The results showed that the strategic crops other than rice as an alternative consumption are cassava, sweet potato, taro, corn and plant gamily. Based on the economic perspective that the production, price, nutritional content and marketing of alternative foods (cassava, sweet potato, taro plant, corn, and gembili) has a difference compared to rice. Sufficient quantity abundant, the price is quite low, contain high levels of healthy nutrition for health and extensive marketing network, so that these plants need to be preserved which in turn can further support the Indonesian national food security.
Keywords: Non-Rice Consumption, Food Security
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015,
Pages: 1724 - 1731