Until now, the use of drylands as a agricultural mode is severely lacking in Indonesia. Agriculture, Paddy farming in this sense, is done more in wetlands. In fact, the drylands area occupies the largest area of Indonesia. Besides that, the future of drylands has a strategic position in the agricultural development in Indonesia. Therefore, the use of drylands is an important tool in the equality of development. Interestingly, drylands focus only to producers of agricultural commodity plantations, housing, medicine, and foreign exchange. When drylands of Musi Rawas, South Sumatra is used for agricultural purposes, it requires integrated management across sectors. In order to preserve the environment, it is necessary to follow the rules of proper management of the environment. Drylands management is one way to optimize the use of the land and the preservation of land and the environment. Improper land management can reduce the productivity of land and agricultural product will also reduce the quality of the surrounding environment. The purpose of writing this paper is to describe the impact of agricultural activities on drylands agro-ecosystem and strategies in addressing the environmental damage it causes.
Keywords : Agriculture, drylands agro ecosystem, pollution, environment
Agustina Bidarti, Sriwijaya University, Indonesia
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