Order of Saudagar and Power Relations on Agricultural Farmers

  • Wibi Wijaya padang
  • Fatmariza Fatmariza Universitas Negeri Padang
Keywords: Power Relations, Trading, Chili Farmers, Merchants


The production of chili commodity farming in Giri Mulyo Village, Kayu Aro Barat district is the largest chili producing area in Kerinci Regency. In addition to chili commodities, this area is also a producer of commodity potatoes and other agricultural products such as shallots, cabbage, mustard greens, tomatoes, and other types of vegetables that are marketed to various regions. This paper aims to uncover the factors of the survival of chili farmers over the power relations to merchants until now. This study uses a qualitative method with data collection techniques of observation, in-depth interviews and documentation studies. The results showed that the dependence of farmers' prices was very high on traders, but actually farmers suffered losses. Furthermore, the rules and access to trading systems on the market are not economical and in the end chili farmers are reluctant to sell their crops directly to the market. Finally, the relationship between chili farmers and merchants is very close, because the process requires each other, the term is called a patron-client relationship

How to Cite
Wijaya, W., & Fatmariza, F. (2019). Order of Saudagar and Power Relations on Agricultural Farmers. Science and Environmental Journal for Postgraduate, 1(1), 76-84. https://doi.org/10.24036/senjop.v1i1.17

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