Motivation Efforts of Farmers to Utilize Idle Land in Lareh Sago Halaban Sub-District
Motivation is an incentive for a person's behavior to undertake a business including efforts in the utilization of
idle land. The idle land is an unprofitable area for several years which no productive agricultural activities. A motivation is
needed by a farmer in seeking the utilization of idle land that is influenced by economic factors and social factors of farmers.
This paper aims to determine the level of motivation of farmers and the factors that motivate farmers in the effort to utilize
the idle land in the sub-district Lareh Sago Halaban, Limapuluh Kota regency. The results showed that the level of
motivation of farmers in the utilization of idle land is moderate, meaning that farmers have high hopes and expectations, but
farmers have a low confidence to be able to take advantage of the idle land. Factors that motivate farmers in the effort of the
utilization of idle land are economic factors consisting of capital and income and social factors consisting of perception,
attitude and environment.
Keywords- Motivation, Idle Land, Utilization, Technology, Social Economy