Correlation between socio-demographic characteristics and adoption rate of good aquaculture practices in traditional technology-based fishpond in Pinrang Regency


Fishpond farmers in Pinrang Regency, South Sulawesi Province, have adopted Good Aquaculture Practices –  GAqP  (CBIB  in  Indonesian),  yet  the  adoption rate  of  CBIB  by traditional fish farmers still fell under the moderate adoption criteria. Therefore, a study aimed at analyzing the correlation between socio-demographic factors and adoption rate in hopes that the adoption of CbBIB can be increased that will have implication for the sustainability of aquaculture besides improving the quantity and quality of products, including food safety. The research method applied was a survey method to obtain primary data collected by structurally distributing questionnaires to respondents. Primary data in the form of socio-demographic characteristics of CBIB adopters and other data, namely the adoption rate of CBIB, were sourced from data reported by Mustafa et al. (2019). To measure the closeness of the relationship between socio-demographic characteristics and adoption rate, a statistical test of Spearman’s Rank correlation coefficient was used. The CBIB adoption rate by fish farmers in Lanrisang and Mattiro Sompe Subdistricts of Pinrang Regency was found to be in the moderate adoption category (adoption rate of 33.34-66.66%). CBIB adopters were all-male, 48.68% aged between 40 and 49 years, 56.58% graduated from high school, 36.84% adopted CBIB less than two years, and 53.95% managed ponds in an area of 1.0-1.9 ha. Moreover, results also showed that five socio-demographic characteristics of CBIB adopters, namely gender, age, education level, length of adoption, and pond area, did not have a significant correlation with the CBIB adoption rate in the ponds of Pinrang Regency. It is recommended to conduct further research by examining other variables of socio-demographic characteristics in addition to the economic aspects of traditional fish farmers to determine their effects on the adoption rate of CBIB.

Penulis: Admi   Athirah,   Akhmad   Mustafa,   Erna   Ratnawati,   Ruzkiah   Asaf,   and Tarunamulia

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