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Restriction of the Marginal Land Sugarcane Farmers in Indonesia

M. Fashihullisan, Suwarto, Ravik. K, Darsono


The study aims at studying the condition of marginal land used for sugarcane farming operation in order to know the classification of marginal land and potential marginal land, analysis of the reasons for selecting sugarcane farmers of marginal land and do the analysis steps in overcoming the limitations of sugarcane farmers in sugarcane farming land. This study will be conducted in four different villages in the district of Dukuhseti, Pati, Central Java since the four villages were found a lot of marginal land for cane farming with the case study method. Data were collected by interview, observation, documentation and focus group discussion.

Some of the conclusions in this study were as follows: 1) Land in the study can be classified into four classifications; normal, marginal, very marginal and critical. 2) Land with the normal condition was 173 ha or 20, 69% of all the land in the research setting so that the rest of nearly 80% was marginal land, very marginal and critical. 3) Cane farmers could be classified into five groups: cane farmers traders, intermediaries cane farmers, big tenant cane farmers, landowners of small cane farmers and small tenant cane farmers.


sugarcane, farmer, marginal land

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