Adrian, Widiatmaka, Khursatul Munibah, Irman Firmansyah, Adrian
Publication year: 2024


The escalating trend of urbanization in Indonesia, accompanied by the conversion of agricultural land into urbanized areas, necessitates the implementation of zoning regulations. These regulations are crucial to protect agricultural land and safeguard the finite land assets of the country. To ensure the preservation of scarce land resources and guarantee food security, it is paramount for the Indonesian government to establish agricultural land protection areas. This paper presents an innovative approach and integrated methods to define agricultural land protection zones in spatial form. Results of studies landscape structure classification; core farmland accounts for 33.59% of the study region, whereas edge farmland accounts for 36.43%. Furthermore, the corridor farmland area is 0.30%, the discrete farming area is 12.26%, the Edge-Patch area is 3.54%, and the Perforated area is 13.89%. Geographically, the primary agricultural land is stretched out as a continuous area located on the outskirts of Majalengka city. By integrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, landscape structure, prime farmland identification, and agricultural «land interest» could have a conservationist bent. It can mean protecting specific areas for environmental reasons (reach calculated), the study aims to create optimal farmland protection areas. The techniques outlined here can aid in determining PFPA from a geographical science standpoint, and the research’s findings will be helpful for PFPA planning.



  • prime farmland protection area (PFPA),
  • landscape structure classification,
  • Geographic Information System (GIS),
  • remote sensing,
  • reach calculation,
  • UrbanSCAD