Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 23, Issue 3, 2017; Page No.(1247-1255)

FERTILE SOIL RETENTION STRATEGY TO MAINTAIN FOOD SECURITY AND CONSERVE ECOSYSTEM IN TUBAN DISTRICT, EAST JAVA PROVINCE, INDONESIA

Markus Patiung, Ismanto Hadi Santoso, Hary Sastrya Wanto and Dwi Prasetyo Yudo

Abstract

Land conversion to non-agriculture fields continues to occur, resulting in decreased food security stability and environmental degradation. The purpose of this study was to establish the wetland economic value as cultivation media, economic valuation of wetland as environmental; socio-culture functions as well as public awareness of wetland are multifunction. The method used in this research is the analysis of farming and economic valuation. The results showed that the average land conversion to non-agriculture field in Tuban District East Java Province Indonesia, covered an area of 338 ha / year or Rp. 44.27 billion / year in monetary value. Based on wetland economic value, 22.3% is utilized as cultivation media, 49.1% as environmental function and 28.6% as socio-cultural function. The public exhibits low awareness of wetland multifunction.

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