Analysis of Factors Affecting the Economic Behavior of Paddy Farmer-Households in District West Seram, Maluku Province

Maryam Nurdin, Nuhfil Hanani, Suhartini .


This research was conducted in West Seram regency, which aims to analyze the factors that affect the economic behavior of paddy farmer households.These factors were analyzed using Statistical Analysis System (SAS). The results showed that simultaneously every variable that compiled the model, has a significant effect. Partially, production is influenced by land area at 90% confidence level, and total fertilizer use at 99% confidence level. Labor in the family showed that off-farm labor and land area affect the production to the level of trust of 95% and 99%. Then non family labor equation, independent variables Labor in the family, the number of families ,and land area affect with a significant level of 99%. Family labor, land area and off farm wage effect on Off farm labor Allocation. Partially, only Wage Levels In the off-farm activities. The coefficient of determination values obtained that independent variable farmer education level, Wage level Non-Agricultural Sector, Farming experience, age, and land area affect on non farm labor only 60.857%. Food expenditure equation, simultaneously variables number of households and total income effect.Partially, significant variables only number of households at 99%. Non-food expenditures equation show that total income affect at a rate of 95% and number of Households at the 99% significant level.

Keywords: the economic behavior, paddy farmers, West Seram.


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