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Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia
Vol. 9, 2016, Pages: 4–12

Sustainability Analysis of Potato Farming System at Sloping Land in Gowa Regency, South Sulawesi?

Saida, Abdullah, E. Novita, M. Ilsan

University of Moslem Indonesia, Jl. Urip Sumoharjo, KM 05, Makassar 90233, Indonesia.


The purpose of this study is to analyse the sustainability of potato farming systems on sloping land in Gowa Regency based on the assessment of sustainability index and their status. The assessment was done using Multidimensional Scaling (MDS) method with RAP-farm software. There are five dimension of potato farming system being analysed; ecological, economic, institutional, technological and social. Results of ordination technique of MDS methods showed that the potato farming sustainability index ranged from 39.6 to 62.8 in 100 scales. The value of ecological, economic, institutional and technological dimensions are including quite sustainable category, while social dimensions is including less sustainable category in potato farming systems. Leverage analysis of RAP-farm found that 19 attributes of 43 attributes being analysed gives sensitive effect on the sustainability index of potato farming systems on sloping land in Gowa Regency, South Sulawesi.

Keywords: Potato Farming; Sustainability index; Multidimensional Scaling.

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