Strengthening Institutional Counseling For Regeneration of Young Farmers In Cianjur Regency


  • Wida Pradiana Politeknik Pembangunan Pertanian Bogor - Kementan
  • Suwarto Universitas Sebelas Maret
  • Sapja Anantanyu Universitas Sebelas Maret
  • Suminah Universitas Sebelas Maret


Strengthening, Extension Institution, Young Farmers


The role of extension institutions in supporting agricultural youth regeneration programs is currently not producing results as expected, so efforts need to be made to strengthen extension institutions that are built and developed to help farmers create a conducive learning climate, especially in supporting agricultural regeneration programs. The aim of this research is to determine the extent of institutional capacity at the sub-district level in supporting agricultural youth regeneration programs. This research was conducted in Cianjur Regency, West Java Province, the target of this research was young farmers who were members of farmer groups and gapoktan in the sub-district area, namely 115 samples. The research results show that the dynamics of extension institutions have a high level of dynamism, so it is necessary to strengthen the characteristics of extension institutions that are integrated with technical services by increasing institutional management support. The extension institution as the central node for coordinating extension activities needs to be supported with programs that are tailored to needs, and place field leaders who master and understand extension, and maintain the values and goals to continue fighting for farmers to achieve prosperity. As an important learning platform, it is also equipped with educational infrastructure support and the preparation of standard operating procedures, so that young agricultural farmers have the motivation and enthusiasm to increase their capacity through the knowledge and skills provided.