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Paper ID: 18

Feasibility analysis of hybrid corn farming in Karanganyar Regency

Suswadi, Agung Prasetyo, Mahananto, Kusriani Prasetyowati, and Yuli Purnomo

Agribusiness Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Tunas Pembangunan, Surakarta


The productivity and price of hybrid corn in Karanganyar Regency are lower than the productivity and price of the surrounding districts, especially during the la Nina storm. This study aims to determine the feasibility of mixed corn farming in the Karanganyar Regency. Determining the location and sampling was carried out by purposive sampling technique with 80 farmers as respondents. The data analysis method used was the farm Cost-income analysis,  R/C Ratio, BEP (Break-Even Point), Profitability-cost Ratio, Labor Productivity and Sensitivity Analysis. The average income was IDR 3,975,741 per farm or IDR 7,795,571 per hectare. The average cost calculated was IDR 1,930,362 per farm and 4,257,302 per hectare. The analysis of BEP showed that hybrid corn is feasible. The R/C ratio was 2.0, more than 1; the profitability-cost proportion was more significant than the applicable bank interest. Labour productivity was greater than the prevailing labour wage. The sensitivity showed that hybrid corn farming was feasible under decreasing prices by up to 50%. Therefore, farmers still benefit from cultivating hybrid corn. However, the effect of La Nina will continue, so farmers must be more adaptive to excessive water and pest attacks on their land.

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