Rural Community Transformation for Sustainable Development


Alfitri, Muhammad Izzudin, Abdul Kholik, Randi, Andi Alfatih, Azhar
Faculty of Social and Political Science, University of Sriwijaya, Indonesia.
Mohd Mahzan Awang, Sarah Khumairah Muchlis
Faculty of Education, The National University of Malaysia, Malaysia.


The Transformation community’s interest in the necessities of life that depend on agricultural land. On the other hand, the conversion of agricultural land into oil palm plantation with a profit-sharing scheme which not profitable to peasant because cannot control the price. The aims of this study are to explain the structure and pattern of village space, spatial origin cluster of the transformation community and land use planning village for agriculture. This research was conducted in Mulyasari Village, Tanjung Lago District, Banyuasin Regency. This study took six months with a Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and participatory mapping using Geographic Information System (GIS). The results of this study show that 1) the structure and pattern of Mulyasari village dominated by rice fields and oil palm plantations, 2) The most origin of the community are came from Java Island where they joined transformation program in 1980, 3) Half of the land use for agricultural land changed from rice fields from the beginning 198 become palm oil plantation in 2019.