Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science
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Social economic factors that affect cattle farmers willingness to pay for artifi cial insemination programs
Abdel Rahman Al Tawaha, Indriati Sudirman, Abdel Razzaq Al-Tawaha, Lydia Devega Bahar, Sitti Nurani Sirajuddin
Abstract: There is a serious problem in Indonesia in the fi eld of animal husbandry, that is the low productivity and genetic quality of cattle. To solve the problem, artifi cial insemination (AI) was done to improve the productivity of cattle and farmer’s income. But actually the farmer’s willingnes to pay (WTP) affects the AI programs. This research aimed to understand the social economy factors that affected beef cattle breeder’s WTP for artifi cial insemination programs in Barru Regency, South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. The research was conducted from May to July 2017 in the Balusu district, South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. The type of research is explanatory quantitative. The populations were all of the farmers that do artifi cial insemination in cattle in Balusu district, a total of 85 farmers. The data sources were primary data and secondary data; data types were qualitative and quantitative. Analysis of data used multiple regression analysis. The results showed that simultaneously age factors, formal education, social care, and the attitude, AI’s knowledge, business scale and extension signifi cantly affected the farmers WTP for artifi cial insemination of their cattle. However, the social care factors, location, and the farmers’ attitude in separate, partial regressions were also signifi cantly infl uential. So, it is necessary to increase knowledge about AI with intensity of counseling higher on Bali cattle breeder. As the conclusion, age factor, formal education, social awareness, knowledge about AI, business scale, counseling and location signifi cantly infl uence the willingness to pay farmers in applying artifi cial insemination to Bali cattle.
Keywords: artificial insemination; cattle; cattle farmers; Indonesia; willingness to pay
Date published: 2018-08-30
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