Serman Nikolaus and Tomico Selviana
Types of food processed by soybeans consumed by the people of East Nusa Tenggara Province, including the people of South Central Timor Regency, are tempeh and tofu. Raw materials produced by fabrics operated in East Nusa Tenggara Province are mostly requested from outside the Province of East Nusa Tenggara, such as from Java, Bali and West Nusa Tenggara, even from outside Indonesia, namely from the United States. This problem is supportive as an irony because it requires the natural resources of East Nusa Tenggara to support the cultivation of potential plants. The objectives of this research are: (1) to study the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges of crop farming transferred by farmers in the study area, and (2) to support the strategies used to develop agricultural crops in the area. Research results obtained include (1) the strength of agricultural crops developed by farmers in South Amanatun; (2) weakness of soybean farming in the study area; (3) opportunities for agricultural food crops in the study area are high; and (4) threats made by farmers in soybean farming in the study area. Based on Mosher’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, and theories in the development of agriculture above, the strategy was applied to develop soybean farming in the study area.
Keywords: development of soybean agriculture, soybean farming, strategy soybean farming
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