Track: Diversity and Inclusion / Women in Industry and Academia (WIIA)
In rural studies, the themes of rural community social institutions, agricultural intensification, and food self-sufficiency are interesting studies. Coordination of village community social institutions is still weak. The agricultural intensification system is still experiencing problems. Food independence is still vulnerable. The purpose of this study is to analyze the coordination of village community social institutions, and the intensification of agriculture to support food self-sufficiency. The study from the perspective of rural sociology was carried out in 4 villages, namely Plawangan, Kertawinangun, Soge, and Ilir, Indramayu Regency, in 2021. The four villages are downstream areas with semi-technical, rain-fed, and irrigated downstream areas. This research method is qualitative. Collecting data through field observations, documents, interviews, and focus group discussions. Data analysis by triangulation. The results showed that the coordination of village community social institutions was able to control irrigation water to farmers' fields, with a shifting system. Crop failure (puso) due to flooding or lack of irrigation water can be overcome. Agricultural intensification can work, and can increase crop productivity by around 6 to 7 tons of grain per ha per growing season. Agricultural intensification is able to support food self-sufficiency for the region concerned.