Opportunities affecting the transfer of agricultural land functions food in Simalungun Regency



  • Ringkop Situmeang Faculty of Agriculture, Simalungun University, Indonesia
  • Mustafa Ginting Faculty of Agriculture, Simalungun University, Indonesia
  • Sarintan Efratani Damanik Faculty of Agriculture, Simalungun University, Indonesia


institutions, land conversion, opportunities, protection of agricultural land for food, rice fields


Economic factors, social factors and government policy factors in Simalungun Regency have a significant and positive effect on opportunities for agricultural land conversion. This is the driving force behind the conversion of agricultural land into non-agricultural land. On the other hand, the increasing demand for food has forced the government to establish a policy to protect food agricultural land so that it is not converted. Efforts to control the conversion of food land use need to look at the factors that affect land conversion in each region. Thus, the established program is more effective because it is able to answer the problems faced by the community, especially land owners. Efforts to suppress the conversion of food land use require the commitment of the government and the community as policy actors. The establishment of rural area institutions based on local community businesses is one solution in preventing the conversion of agricultural land to food.


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Situmeang, R., Ginting, M., & Damanik, S. E. (2021). Opportunities affecting the transfer of agricultural land functions food in Simalungun Regency. International Journal of Business, Economics & Management, 4(2), 350-356. https://doi.org/10.31295/ijbem.v4n2.1668