The Farmers’ Understanding of Rice Plant Culture on Local Variety (An Ethnographic Study for Farmers in Rice Fields Anjir Serapat)

Saiffullah Darlan, Ishomuddin ., Rahayu Hartini, Rinikso Kartono


This article examines the understanding of paddy farming communities in Anjir Serapat, Kapuas Timur District, Kapuas District, Central Kalimantan, which always planted rice fields with local varieties of rice because they did not want to grow high-yielding rice as programmed by the government. This study aims to examine how the understanding of paddy farming communities towards the culture of planting local varieties of rice. This study used a qualitative method, and it is done naturally. The research subjects were paddy farmers with data collection techniques through observation, interviews, and documentation. Furthermore, the observation is carried out diligently so that the data obtained is more accurate by discussing it with the rice farming community. Furthermore, the data obtained were analyzed according to qualitative research procedures starting from (1) condensation data, (2) data display, and (3) verifying conclusions. The results of the study found that the understanding of rice farmers to grow local varieties of rice was caused by traditional and cultural factors from generation to generation. Where farmers have become accustomed to eating rice from Pera local varieties of rice, besides that there are also myths that influence the mindset in rice farming communities, there is an understanding that is a tradition that is not eating if you have not eaten village rice (belum makan kalau belum makan nasi kampung).

Keywords: rice of local varieties, the culture of rice farmers, myths in society

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-16-02

Publication date: August 31st 2019

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