Social Experiments on Problems from Tomato Farmers during Covid-19 -Indonesia Case

Syaharuddin Yijo, Asnawati Asnawati, Surya Darma, Gusti Noorlitaria Achmad, M. Alvianto Putra Arizandi,
Tetra Hidayati, Dio Caisar Darma

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Citation Information: SAR Journal. Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 7-13, ISSN 2619-9955,, March 2021.

Received: 14 February 2021.
Revised:   06 March 2021.
Accepted: 16 March 2021.
Published: 22 March 2021.


The challenge of Gapoktan tomato still depends on the infrastructure and it is approved by the network built by the government. The focus of the study is to find answers from tomato farmers about water and electricity infrastructure problems during the Covid-19 pandemic. We use social-based qualitative consultations with farmers who are members of Gapoktan tomatoes in Indonesia. Samples from this studio totaled 72 units of informants consisting of 12 questions. The question items are grouped into 2 indicators (social and economic). The conclusion of the study was revealed if answering informants was indeed very varied. At present, there has not been a significant problem with the two indicators discussed in the estimation of water and electricity infrastructure. Therefore, the electricity and water supply in the agricultural area is minimal; bias can lead to new problems such as social conflicts and income from farmers decreased due to Covid-19. This survey can be a reference and consideration for various parties related to the management of tomato cultivation in Indonesia.

Keywords – tomato cultivation, electricity and water supply, socio-economics, primary survey, Indonesia.


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