Young Coffee Farmers in Coffee Business, Constraints and its Solving (Case of Nagori Sait Buttu Saribu, Pamatang Sidamanik District, Simalungun Regency, North Sumatra)
DAMANHURI, Didin S
WAHYUNI, Ekawati Sri
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Arabica coffee is one type of coffees that is produced for the export market and its sustainability depends on young coffee farmers because young coffee farmer is the next generation. In fact, the efforts to work with young coffee entrepreneurs still provides for constraints. This research aimed to analyze the role of young farmers in the coffee business, its constraints and their contribution to rural development. This research was conducted in Nagori Sait Buttu Saribu, Pamatang Sidamanik District, Simalungun Regency, North Sumatra as one of the potential areas of Arabica coffee development. This research used quantitative and qualitative methods. This research showed that young coffee farmers were involved in the entire coffee business mainly in the upstream markets (the coffee farm). Young coffee farmers are encounting many constraints, including: no consistent income, land availability, no interest in working in the coffee sector. Some efforts to solve its constraint are: giving trust from parents to children to manage the coffee business, developing of intercropping systems in coffee cultivation techniques with vegetables and giving an appreciation from the government to the young entrepreneurial who develops coffee business.
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