Factors Affecting Sustainability of Agriculture Land Management in Sarangan Magetan Indonesia

Amida I. Fajri, Ryo Sakurai, Retno W. D. Pramono


The Satoyama Agriculture Development Tools (SADT) is a widely used set of measures used across the globe to assess the sustainability of agriculture land management. While the SADT only use three dimensions: environmental, economic, and social factors, a fourth dimension, namely, institutional factors, is considered important to understand the authority and ability to facilitate sustainable development in a comprehensive, harmonious, and balanced manner. This study adds an institutional dimension to the SADT framework to evaluate the sustainability of agriculture land management in Magetan Regency, Indonesia. Specifically, we compare the perceptions of farmers and government officials regarding current agriculture land management by conducting a questionnaire survey and semi-structured interviews. The results reveal that there are gaps between the perceptions of farmers and government officials, especially regarding the environmental and socio-economic dimensions of land management. Government officials tend to believe that the environment, including keystone species, is well protected while farmers disagree. The Satoyama Evaluation shows that Sarangan Village is viewed as “Satoyama Like” from the point of view of government officials but appears to be “In Transition” based on farmer perceptions. Adding an institutional factor provides fruitful information on the perception gap between farmers and government officials in terms of local government conflict management performance.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/jar.v3n4p291


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