Farmers' Opinions as Irrigation Water Users Concerning Changes in Methods of Irrigation in Pakis, Malang

Tri Budi Prayogo, Donny Harisuseno, Shintya Agustien Puteriana


The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method is a water-saving method accompanied by suitable plant management methods. Therefore, this method can increase the productivity of rice plants better than conventional irrigation methods. However, despite the great potential obtained from rice cultivation with SRI, there are still many things whose success is still doubtful if applied widely. The Pakis Irrigation Area (D.I), located in Malang Regency, has an area of 721 hectares of rice fields. The planting pattern at D.I Pakis requires the proper distribution of irrigation water services to produce optimal crop production, both time and quantity. In saving water for irrigation purposes, the SRI method has a savings rate of 88.65% compared to conventional methods. However, SRI has some obstacles in its implementation. Farmer response factors and inhibiting factors in implementing a cropping plan using a water supply system through the application of this method to D.I Pakis are studied. It aimed to determine the level of farmer acceptance. Inhibiting factors for the application of rice cultivation in the SRI method consist of technical factors, social factors, and economic factors.


Keywords: SRI method, farmer response, inhibiting factors.


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