CALLING FOR FARMERS' CREATIVITY FOR THE ECONOMIC SURVIVAL OF INTEGRATED FARMING OF PIG AND STONE BANANA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
As one of the countries exposed to the Covid-19 pandemic, Indonesia has experienced a severe economic contraction. However, the Indonesian agricultural sector still provides positive growth to the national economy. Jobs in the agricultural sector are an alternative for the economic survival of farmer families, one of which is integrated farming of pigs and stone bananas. The aims of this study was to analyze (1) the creativity of farmers in operating integrated farming of pigs and stone bananas during the Covid-19 pandemic, and (2) the primary performance of integrated farming of pigs and stone bananas during the Covid-19 pandemic. This research is survey research conducted on 86 respondents who organize integrated farming of pigs and stone bananas. Data were analyzed descriptively using R/C analysis. The results showed that (1) the creativity of farmers in operating integrated farming of pigs and stone bananas during the pandemic is categorized as high, and (2) the integrated farming of pig and stone bananas were categorized efficient and were a significant source of income for the family farmers. It is proper for integrated farming of pigs and stone banana to be adopted sustainably and promoted to become an alternative for farming families' economic survival during the Covid-19 pandemic.