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The current regional development in several development areas has not been based on the local potential of leading commodities that they have. The concept of leading commodity-based development which is a local potential becomes very important because if it is used optimally it is believed to be able to increase people's income, provide added value for products, improve quality and assist in realizing efficient productive businesses in improving the welfare of the people in the region. This study aims to identify the Subdistrict's superior commodities per sector of economic activity and then determine the ranking/priority of Singingi Subdistrict's leading commodities for local potential development in regional development. The research method employed was a descriptive quantitative analysis using the Exponential Comparison Method (ECM) and commodity ranking using the BORDA method.
The results of the study were able to identify the leading commodities of the sector from key informant data in 14 (fourteen) villages in Singingi Sub District. Meanwhile, the 5 (five) main commodities that are prioritized for developing local potential based on the results of the BORDA ranking in Singingi District are Palm Oil (Plantation) in the first position, Cattle Cultivation (Livestock) in the second position, followed by Education services in the third position, Grocery Trade/Convenience Store/ The daily shop is in the fourth position, and the fifth is tilapia cultivation (fishing). The results of this study indicate that it is necessary to increase capacity building; Institutional Capacity Building: in the form of strengthening the role of farmer/livestock groups, business groups, cooperatives, MSMEs, and BUMDes as the main drivers of the rural economy. In addition, efforts to improve networks or networks and markets are also needed: by expanding networks with various stakeholders, creating distribution channels, and protecting price stability. Improvement of Cultivation Technology, related to seed/seedling systems and feed processing for ruminant livestock (cow) commodities, as well as diversification of leading commodities and their derivatives for other commodities.