The Participation of Micro Business Affinity Group Members in the Implementation of Food Self-Sufficiency Action Program in Lampung ProvinceJournal: Academic Research International (Vol.5, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2014-05-15
Authors : Kordiyana Koiyim Rangga; Darsono; Sapja Anantanyu; Mahendra Wijaya;
Page : 112-122
Keywords : Empowerment; participation; group business;
The objectives of research were: (1) to analyze the participation level of affinity group (AG) members in food self-sufficiency village action program (FSSVAP) in Lampung Province, (2) to analyze the factors affecting significantly the participation of FSSVAP AG members in Lampung Province, (3) to find out the type of AG’s business. This study was taken place in Lampung Province. This study was a survey research. The sampling technique employed was multiple stage simple cluster sample. The sample consisted of 103 AGs. The collection of primary data was obtained from the respondents, by filling in the questionnaire and interview, while that of secondary one was obtained from the document in related offices of Lampung Province. To address the first and the third objectives, a descriptive analysis was used, and to address the second, a multiple linear regression statistic was used. The result of research showed that: (1) the participation of FSSVAP AG members in Lampung Province belonged to high category; (2) member cohesiveness, group leadership quality, member job motivation, group norm, facilitator role, and supporting factors simultaneously affected the participation of group members, but partially only leadership quality, group norm, and facilitator affected significantly the participation of group member within the group; and (3) the types of AG business were 49.51% in on farm, 44.67% in off farm, and 5.82% in nonfarm sectors.
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