The Adaptation Strategies Capacity of Cocoa Farmers in Facing Climate Change toward Sustainable Cocoa Farming in Bantaeng Regency

Adaptation strategies; Farmer capacity; Cocoa farming; Climate Change Impact

Authors

  • Laode Muh Zhafran
    adezhafran4@gmail.com
    Environmental Management Study Program, Graduate School, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
  • Eymal B. Demmallino Environmental Management Study Program, Graduate School, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
  • Nurbaya Busthanul Environmental Management Study Program, Graduate School, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
  • Hamka Naping Environmental Management Study Program, Graduate School, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
  • Amir Yassi Environmental Management Study Program, Graduate School, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
  • Muh. Hatta Jamil Environmental Management Study Program, Graduate School, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
May 8, 2022

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The aim of this study is to examine cocoa farmers' capacity to adapt to climate change in the Bantaeng district. This is a research study including qualitative-descriptive data analysis. This is a way of analyzing research data in order to arrive at a conclusion. Qualitative analysis is used to describe and characterize cocoa farming, as well as to analyze cocoa farmers' adaptation strategies in the research region. The findings indicated that cocoa farmers in Bantaeng, Gantarangkeke, and Tompobulu districts adapted by substituting coffee, cloves, and porang plants for their cocoa plants, but only in the Tompobulu region, where the plants had already matured. Cocoa plants are nearing the end of their useful lives.