The Impact of Community Based Critical Land and Water Resources Management Program on Community Welfare (Case in Nagari Tanjuang Bonai, Lintau Buo, Tanah Datar, West Sumatera)

Suresman Riad, Yonariza Yonariza, Ifdal Ifdal


Community Based - Critical Land and Water Resources Management
Program is a program to handle critical land and poverty alleviation in
Indonesia. The objective of this program is to improve the condition of
the poor living surrounding critical land forests. Participatory approach is
employed in this program by involving multi-stakeholders to improve
critical land to become productive land in order to increase income and
welfare of the community. The purpose of this study was to analyze the
impact of Community Based - Critical Land and Water Resources
Management Program on community’s income who were directly
involved in managing the critical land. This study uses a case study
approach with application of descriptive quantitative and qualitative
method in data analysis. Nagari Tanjuang Bonai, Lintau Buo Utara
District, Tanah Datar District, West Sumatra Province was purposively
selected as research location. The respondents were 32 farmers who are
members of Sago Lestari farmer group (Poktan) as program implementers
from 2012 to 2016. The primary data were collected using questionnaires
from farmers, while interview guide was used to obtain information from
key informants. The results of this study indicate that the program has
been able to provide benefits to community in form of increasing in
farmers’ income. The average income increases by 34.11% of the total
farmers’ income participating in the program. This implies that the
program has been able to improve the community’s welfare. It indirectly
reduces the area of critical land and change it into productive land.


Agroforestry, participatory, local wisdom, Lintau Buo

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