Universitas Indonesia Conferences, The 8th International Symposium of Journal Antropologi Indonesia

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Moving the House into the Forest: Gender Relations in Agroforestry Management in Cijambu Village, Sumedang, East Side of the Manglayang Mountains
Salma Rizkya Kinasih, Budiawati Supangkat Iskandar, Johan Iskandar

Last modified: 2022-06-07


Agroforestry is an integrated land management system that combines various types of plants on a single land unit that was adopted by the Indonesian government for Social Forestry through the PHBM program managed by Perhutani. Besides, sgroforestry cannot be separated from gender relations which tasked with distributing the roles of men and women socially and culturally in the community. Best of all, agroforestry can be a chance for women to negotiate their role in land management activities and new crop commodities. Despite, the biggest challenge for agroforestry adoption is “landscape domestication”, one of which is driven by the lack of knowledge acquisition. This study aims to identify gender relations in the management of coffee-based agroforestry (Coffea arabica L) carried out in forest areas in Cijambu Village, Sumedang. This research was conducted on 4 planters family representing the four coffee planters groups selected by purposive sampling and snowballing using qualitative methods. The results showed, coffee agroforestry managed by the family could not be separated from the thick characteristics of domestication. The role of women in the household is also manifested in agroforestry. However, by understanding gender relations, agroforestry can open up opportunities for empowering women who were originally vegetable plantation workers to become coffee plant managers. In the future, this study suggests optimizing the role of women in post-harvest empowerment of coffee.

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