LEADING FOOD CROPS AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT AS EFFORTS TO REDUCE RURAL POVERTY
Keywords:Farmers, Food Crops, Overcoming, Poverty, Rural Areas.
This research aimed to solve the problem of the low productivity and competitiveness of food crop farming due to the not yet integrated farming system and upstream and downstream production, low quality of human resources of farmers, and poor transportation infrastructure, resulting in higher poverty in rural farmers in Muna Regency. The results of the superior analysis of agricultural food crops were corn LQ 1.65, field rice LQ 1.68, peanuts LQ 3.22, cassava LQ 3.11, sweet potatoes LQ 2.16. The results of the poverty analysis using the World Bank approach. The rural poverty line is US $ 50 X IDR 14,176 = IDR 708,800 per capita per year. Urban poverty line of US $ 75 X IDR 14,176 = IDR 1,063,200 per capita per year. Based on the results of the Location Quotient (LQ) analysis and the analysis of the poverty line based on the World Bank approach, food crop agriculture has high production, and farmers have high-income so that it can alleviate the poverty of rural farmers.