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The economic aspects of chilli production in Central Java

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  • Madhusudan Bhattarai
  • Joko Mariyono

    (International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), South Asia Office, New Delhi, India.
    Postgraduate School of Management, Pancasakti University, Tegal, Indonesia.)

Abstract

This study analyses the economic aspects of chilli in Central Java where chilli is massively and intensively cultivated. Data for this study is compiled during 2009-2011 in three chilli producing districts: Brebes, Magelang and Rembang. Analyses is con- ducted using qualitative and quantitative approaches. The results indicate that many important findings related to economic aspects of chilli. There are various ranges of economic aspects across regions. The main findings is that chilli provided positive net returns, has relatively high economic risk and intensive use of chemicals. The policies related to improvement of chilli cultivation need to be formulated based on local specific constraints.

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  • Madhusudan Bhattarai & Joko Mariyono, 2016. "The economic aspects of chilli production in Central Java," Economic Journal of Emerging Markets, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Department of Economics, vol. 8(2), pages 85-97, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:uii:journl:v:8:y:2016:i:2:p:85-97
    DOI: 10.20885/ejem.vol8.iss2.art1
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    1. Joko Mariyono, 2018. "Decomposition total factor productivity of Indonesian rice production," Economic Journal of Emerging Markets, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Department of Economics, vol. 10(2), pages 121-127, Oktober.

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    Keywords

    Chilli production; economic as- pects; risk analysis; Central Java;
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    JEL classification:

    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • Q57 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Ecological Economics

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