Acta Scientific Agriculture

Research ArticleVolume 1 Issue 4

Developing Strategy of Terubuk Farming (Saccharum edule Hasskarl)

Reny Sukmawani1*, Ema Hilma Meilani1 and Asep M Ramdan2

1Faculty of Agriculture, Muhammadiyah University of Sukabumi, Indonesia
2Faculty of Administration Sciences and Humanities, Muhammadiyah University of Sukabumi, Indonesia

*Corresponding Author: Reny Sukmawani, Faculty of Agriculture, Muhammadiyah University of Sukabumi, Indonesia.

Received: September 13, 2017; Published: September 03, 2017

Citation: Reny Sukmawani., et al. “Developing Strategy of Terubuk Farming (Saccharum edule Hasskarl)”. Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.1 (2018).

Abstract

  Terubuk is endog tiwu in Sundanese (sugarcane’s roe-like), which is a perennial flower-plant resembling to sugarcane that is yet to grow up and blossom. Terubuk is used for food material due to containing nutrition facts and vitamins. Based on its nutrition facts, terubuk contributes positively toward health. In Sukabumi Regency, terubuk is found in 22 districts out of the existing 47 districts. However, not all farmers have worked a particular effort on it, as most of terubuk are considered as catch-crop on the land owned by them. The demand on terubuk for consumption activity is adequately high, yet it is not yet able to be fulfilled for not many farmers have been intentional to farm terubuk itself. The research was aimed to obtain developing strategy of terubuk farming. The research was conducted descriptively by applying survey method. The result of the research shows that in order to develop terubuk farming, it is required to take note on human resource (farmer), product, land, technology, market and organizational aspects.

Keywords: Terubuk; Strategy; Farming

Copyright: © 2018 Reny Sukmawani., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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