Investment and Production Behavior of Farmer Feeding Corn in South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia
The development of corn cultivation is growing rapidly in the Province of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Corn products are primarily intended for feed purposes. The development of corn cultivation is related to production behavior and investment behavior towards income derived from corn yields. This study aims to determine the production and investment behavior of feed corn farmers in South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. The study was conducted with descriptive analysis for 3 months, starting September to November 2018 in Gowa and Bulukumba Districts, South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. The study population was corn farmers intended for feed raw materials. Simple random sampling was used, with 50 respondents in each research area. This study shows that the investment behavior of corn farmers in Gowa Regency is dominated by the desire to save and buy manufactured goods. While investment behavior in Bulukumba Regency is dominated by the desire of corn farmers not to save, but pay attention to investment in children's education and school. The production behavior of corn farmers in Gowa Regency is directed to produce hybrid corn with harvest intensity 2 times per year. While the production behavior of corn farmers in Bulukumba Regency is directed to produce hybrid corn with harvest intensity 3 times per year.
Keywords - Investment Behavior, Production Behaviour and Corn Farmers