MOTIVATION OF FARMERS IN CABBAGE FARMING IN CENTRAL JAVA INDONESIA
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Increased cabbage production in Central Java is not followed by an increase in cabbage prices at the farm level. Farmers have cabbage farming motivation even though cabbage prices tend to fall and are not stable. This research aimed to describe the motivation of farmers in cabbage farming and to describe the relationship between influencing factors with a motivation of farmers in cabbage farming. This research was designed with descriptive analysis method. Central Java was chosen as the research location because it has a high cabbage production and is a recommended area for cabbage exports. The data analysis techniques were descriptive analysis and Rank Spearman Correlation. The result of the analysis showed that the motivation of farmers in cabbage farming is at the moderate level. Farmers have the need for existence at a moderate level, the need for relatedness at the highest level, and the need for growth at a low level. Age, formal education, training, counseling, farming experience, income and availability of capital have a significant relationship with the motivation of farmers in cabbage farming. It is necessary to provide special training and counseling to young farmers to increase the motivation of cabbage farmers.