The Success and Failure of New Rice Fieldprint Program in Mentawai Island Regency

- Ridwan, Nusyirwan Effendi, Faidil Tanjung, Aswawi Asmawi


The implementation of a new rice field at a print program in the district of the Mentawai Islands from 2011 to 2016 had not given satisfying results. The realization of the original rice field print in each location reached 70% at most. This was the reason why this research was implemented, which was to identify and to explain the aspects related to the success and the failure in achieving the New Rice Fieldprint in the district of the Mentawai Islands. This research used a combination method of concurrent embedded strategy, which was to combine qualitative and quantitative methods simultaneously. The primer data resource derived directly from the result of the questionnaire and interview with 13 people used as respondents. The data analysis technique used was quantitative descriptive with the help of the rating scale method, then it was analyzed by using descriptive qualitative through the help of interpretative analysis tools. This research concluded that the aspects that would be able to implement the New Rice Fieldprint program succeed were 5 aspects; included very influential elements such as qualified human resources and economic, social, and political supports in the location where the program/ policy was implemented.  On the other hand, the aspects that would be able to make the program fail were also 5 aspects. The most influential elements of the failure included the limited resources such as human resources, budget, labor, material, time, and even a geographical condition of the implemented program location was painful to access by land transportation.


geographical condition; policy; bureaucracy structure; program budget.

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