Future Scenario for Farmland Abandonment in Karawang

Arief Samad, Widiatmaka, Irman Hermadi


The land plays a significant role in world life to continue its journey and fulfill living things’ needs. However, there is a noticeable increasing trend in farmland abandonment, directly affecting farmers’ livelihood and food security (Paudel et al. 2020). Remote sensing analysis reported that all the districts and subdistricts in Karawang Regency have abandoned land with varying numbers and more distributed more intensely in the hub of the region. The study has discovered that the total number of farmland abandonment is 28 times of the Central Beauaru Statistics has claimed. 75% producer accuracy, terminology, minimum unit data collected, land ownership, and the ability of remote sensing to read all earth reflectan are the possible answer to the disparity. Machine learning informed that the top three essential variables are the irrigation service, the hillside, and the spatial plan that drives farmland abandonment. Thus, developing a new irrigation service to access the remote farmland and reviewing the spatial that have more flavor to the agriculture are the scenario proposed by this study, while the hillside remains a constraint.


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Arief Samad
ariefsamad@apps.ipb.ac.id (Primary Contact)
Irman Hermadi
SamadA., Widiatmaka and HermadiI. (2022) “Future Scenario for Farmland Abandonment in Karawang”, Jurnal Pengelolaan Sumberdaya Alam dan Lingkungan (Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Management). Bogor, ID, 12(4), pp. 622-632. doi: 10.29244/jpsl.12.4.622-632.

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