Improving Porang ( Amorphophallus Mueller) As Beneficially Product For Farmers Community Around The Forest In Semanu District Gunung Kidul Regency


  • Dwi Aulia Puspitaningrum Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Yogyakarta
  • Sumarwoto Sumarwoto Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Yogyakarta
  • O S Padmini Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Yogyakarta



Porang, Adoption, P3N, Internal factor, External factor, Around Forest.


Porang (Amorphophallus Mueller ) is one of the local rootstocks in Indonesia. The last time the farmer's community around the Forest in Semanu District did not know about Porang. Regarding the Information technology advantage in the last decade, people have known about the benefit of the cultivation of Porang. One of the derivative products in Processing is Porang Chips. The Product has a great opportunity as raw material for Food, Cosmetics, and other industries needed. The demand and also The price of Porang in the future time is forecasting an increase. There is a lack of supply and demand in the international market. To Fulfill the market, any program has been conducted to cultivate porang. One of the programs had done in Gunung Kidul Regency, supported by The National Society Porang Farmers (P3N), collaborated with the research team of Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Yogyakarta. The research aim to 1) describing the activities of the program to improve Porang in Semanu District and 2) analyzing the internal and external factors that influence the farmer community around the Forest to cultivate and produce Porang to hold this program regarding improving the Product. The method of the research is analytical descriptive, and close to study in survey mode. To choose a location by the purposive method. All the farmers of the P3N porang program as respondents. The number of the respondent are 40 farmers that had conducted by sensus method. By the Multiple regression statistical model, The result of the research showed that this program had received by farmer communities at a medium level, and the factors internal that influence the farmers to hold this program are educational background and farmer experience. On the other hand, the external factors that influencing this program are farmers Communities, Activities of extension, and Information access.


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