Poverty Approach and How to Reduce it with Agropolitan Program in Gorontalo Province
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agropolitan; klassen typology; location quotient; poverty; shift share


This study aims at explaining the conditions of poverty in Gorontalo Province, identify the causes of poverty in Gorontalo Province, and then propose efforts to reduce the poverty. Data related to human and economic resources were used in the analysis. The condition of poverty is seen through the DPSIR approach which consists of driver (D), pressure (P), state (S), impact (I), and response (R). Poverty in Gorontalo Province can be reduced by utilizing the occupation which dominates the population, which is in agriculture sector. Therefore, developing agropolitan is a solution. In the first stage, location quotient (LQ), shift share (SS), and Klassen typology method were used to determine regencies/cities that have the potential to develop agropolitan system. The results of the analysis show that there were two districts that have the potential to develop agropolitan systems, which were Pohuwato Regency and Gorontalo Regency. Efforts to reduce poverty in Gorontalo Province with agropolitan continued with the second stage through the preparation of products and forms of management organizations, and the third stage in the form of strengthening human resources.

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