African Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development ISSN: 2375-0693 Vol. 3 (3), pp. 214-216, April, 2015. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Applied production functions cobb-douglas on home industry of palm sugars: A case of Cimenga Village, Cimenga District, Lebak Region, Banten Province, Indonesia

Aliudin1, Tuhpawana P Sendjaja2, Setiawan Sariyoga1, Aris Supriyo Wibowo1 and Nanang Krisdianto1

Agribusiness Department, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa.

Agribusiness Department, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Padjadjaran.

Jl. Raya Jakarta Km.4 Pakupatan Serang, Banten, Ndonesia.

*Corresponding author. E-mail: alicardan@yahoo.com

Abstract

This research aims to determine eight effects of production factors on the block palm sugar agro-industry. Production factor is labor tap, labor process, labor fuel and tapping experience while productive age of trees, number of tapping trees, mileage, and ratio of crop are yield to total plant. This study was conducted in a village in the District of Cimenga Cijaku Lebak of Banten Province, for its potentiality. The study used survey methods. The location of the research was intentionally set. The sampling technique used was stratified random sampling with stratification of basic amount of raw materials used by producers. Samples were selected from 54 producers. The research was carried out within a year. Cobb-Douglas method of production function chosen to seek eefficiency of business analysis. The results: (1) labor input tap, labor input processing, input fuel wood, tree age, number of tapped trees, tapped experience, workshop distance to garden, and ratio of productive crop with non productive plants simultaneously have effect on the production. (2) Partially tapped labor, labor process, labor fuel, and tapped experiences significant effect on the production. While productive age of trees, number of tapping trees, mileage, the ratio of crop yield to total plant does not significantly affect the production of block palm sugar.

Key words: Production factors, agro-industry, block palm sugar, raw material, production functions.