Author(s): Rustam Abdul Rauf, Muhammad Dwi Saputra, Effendy, Muhardi
Abstract: Women farmers could contribute to reducing poverty in rural areas; for example, empowering women farmers could improve their ability to produce lowland rice. This study aimed to analyze the socioeconomic factors that affected the role of women farmers in the production of lowland rice; also, to analyze the effect and the role of women farmers on lowland rice yields. Data collection included a questionnaire and involved 168 respondents, who were taken by the census. Data analysis used multiple and logit regression of Cobb-Douglas models. The results showed that education and farming income had a positive and significant effect on the role of women farmers in lowland rice production. The yield of lowland rice was affected by land area, urea fertilizer, SP-36 fertilizer, labor, and the role of women farmers.