Role of Extension Worker on Increasing Households Food Diversification: The Case of Bogor District
Keywords:role of extension worker, food diversification, food security, perception
This study aims to (1) analyze the effect of the role extension worker towards public perception in terms of food diversification; (2) analyze the role of extension influence on the level of food diversification of household; (3) formulate extension strategies to improve household food diversification. This research uses the census method. The population is every women who are members of a group of women farmers residing in Dramaga District, Cibungbulang District and Ciomas District, Bogor regency. The respondents are 105 people. The data was collected in February 2013 to June 2013. Analysis of the data in this study include (1) a descriptive analysis; frequency distribution, Mann Whitney differential test, and (2) the inferential analysis: stepwise multiple regression. Results showed (1) the role of extension which has real impact towards the public perception of the role of diversification is a role as communicator and motivator, (2) the role of extension variables did not affect the level of diversification of household, (3) need to change food diversification extension strategy.
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