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Title: Economic impact of community forest management on farmers: an Indonesian perspective

Authors: Nuraeni; Mais Ilsan; Aminah

Addresses: Department of Agricultural Business, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Muslim Indonesia, Jl. Urip Sumoharjo KM. 5, Makassar, South Sulawesi, 90231, Indonesia ' Department of Agricultural Business, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Muslim Indonesia, Jl. Urip Sumoharjo KM. 5, Makassar, South Sulawesi, 90231, Indonesia ' Department of Agricultural Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Muslim Indonesia, Jl. Urip Sumoharjo KM. 5, Makassar, South Sulawesi, 90231, Indonesia

Abstract: This study conducted a profit analysis to understand the economic impact of community forest management on farmers in Bulukumba Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The study results showed that a farmers' income sourced from the community forest about IDR 13.581.750 and non-community forest about IDR 1.100.000 where community forest contributed more to a total income than non-community forest. According to the outcome, it is found that income from community forest and non-community forest contributed to the farmers' financial gain per person about IDR 14.681.750 a year to maintain the living condition and get rid of the poverty line. However, there are several disputes on policies are existed those are affecting the community forest to be managed in the South Sulawesi. To overcome the existing disputes and problems, there is a need for revision on the existing provisions to improve the community management system further to assist farmer. This study presented several recommendations on the community forest to be managed correctly in the South Sulawesi as an Indonesian perspective.

Keywords: community forest management; Kajang; Bulukumba; farmer; poverty; Indonesia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJARGE.2020.107065

International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, 2020 Vol.16 No.1, pp.51 - 62

Received: 23 Sep 2018
Accepted: 26 Aug 2019

Published online: 29 Apr 2020 *

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