International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Agriculture | Indonesia | Volume 7 Issue 1, January 2018

Sago Agribusiness Development as Sustainable Local Food

Muhammad Arlis Toselong | Sitti Bulkis | Muh. Hatta Jamil [2]

Abstract: The development of sago agribusiness is aimed to create sustainable food security in the effort of food diversification that utilizes domestic raw materials and is expected to provide benefits, both to the community, government, and stakeholders. This study aims to analyze the potential development of sago agribusiness in Palopo City and analyze the priority strategy of sago agribusiness development that can affect sustainable local food. The sample in this research is called informant by using snowball sampling method which depart from a key informant. The results showed that the development potential of sago agribusiness in Palopo City is highly dependent on the internal and external factors of the farming system from upstream to downstream. Internal factors show that strength lies in the suitability of climate and land, and the weakness lies in the sago processing industry is undeveloped. While external factors indicate that the opportunity lies in consumer demand for high sago products, and the threat lies in sago processed product competitiveness is still weak. The priority of sago agribusiness development strategy based on internal and external factors is increasing sago production, expanding market network, increasing market absorption through product promotion, establishing capital cooperation with financial institution, introducing appropriate technology to produce quality sago product, forming farmer group, preparation of competent extension agents in the field of sago management, diversification of sago processing products, forming partnerships, capacity building of farmers through education and training, establishing sago-specific areas, developing sago processing industries in order to improve product competitiveness, local government policy on pricing, technology to improve the competitiveness of sago processed products and equipment assistance.

Keywords: Development, Agribusiness, Sago, Sustainability

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 1, January 2018,

Pages: 1900 - 1907

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