The effect of subsidized fertilizer on rice production in Indonesia

An article in the Indonesian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, vol. 20 no. 3, in 2015. This is the first article to be published. Here is a snippet of the abstract:

“Rice has become the staple food for the majority of Indonesia’s population. The realization of rice self-sufficiency continues to be a government priority until 2017. This study aims to analyze the factors of land area and subsidized fertilizer that affect rice production nationally and provide a description and analysis of the factors that affect rice production, which includes the distribution and proportion in each major island in Indonesia. The data used in this study is secondary data derived from agricultural statistics issued in 2013 by the Agricultural Data and Information Center of the Ministry of Agriculture. The data was processed using multiple linear regression analysis. The results show that national rice production is influenced by the size of paddy fields, the realization of subsidized urea fertilizer, the realization of subsidized SP-36 fertilizer, and the realization of subsidized ZA fertilizer. All factors are inelastic to rice production in both the short and long run. Java and Bali islands have the highest proportion of all factors affecting rice paddy production.”

The essence of this article is that the proportion of subsidized fertilizer distributed throughout Indonesia is positively proportional to rice production in the region or province.

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