Covid-19: The Effect On Rice Production In Central Java Province

Muliasari Pinilih, Anisa Nur Andina, Yusyida Munsa Idah, Siti Alvi Sholikhatin


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the agricultural sector, especially rice production in Indonesia. Rice is one of the commodities that has strategic value in the economy because of its role as the main source of food for humans. This study aims to provide a comprehensive review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rice production in all districts and cities in Central Java Province. The research data is secondary data obtained from the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) regarding rice production in Central Java Province during the 2019–2022 period. In the period of 2019-2022, there are three districts that contributed the highest rice production: Grobogan, Sragen, and Cilacap. Meanwhile, the three lowest contributors of rice production are: Tegal (City), Magelang (City) and Surakarta (City). This research uses a qualitative descriptive method and Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test to analyze the three conditions of COVID-19 pandemic: before, during and after. The test obtained that the before-during period and during-after period have no significant difference in rice production in Central Java. However, there was a significant difference in rice production in Central Java in the period before and after COVID-19 pandemic. The overall results show the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on rice production in Central Java.


Keywords: rice production, COVID-19, Central Java

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