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Development of Agropolitan Area in Papua Province, Indonesia (Districts of Muara Tami, Arso, and Skanto)

Yannice Luma Marnala Sitorus, Normalia Ode Yanthy and Anggia Riani Nurmaningtyas

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 27, Issue 4, December 2019

Keywords: Agribusiness system, agropolitan

Published on: 18 December 2019

The region of Papua is relatively isolated due to the limitation of transportation infrastructure and the high cost of transportation there, either going to or from the area even for within the area of Papua itself and the number of cities there. Besides that, farmers originally from Papua generally are still living in subsistent life culture. This study aims to describe the conditions of agropolitan area development in the city of Jayapura, the one of agropolitan areas in Papua, and its surrounding area after the program has been running since 2002. The result of study showed that there had not been a regulation on agropolitan area development in provincial level while the agropolitan area in the area of study covered various districts in the city and regency. In general, agropolitan area in the city of Jayapura and the surrounding area had not developed significantly, as seen, among others, from the agribusiness link there, which was still short, the downstream agribusiness subsystem infrastructure was still quite limited, farmers’ capacity was still low with a level of dependency on the government which was still high.

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