The Efforts to Increase the Income of Sulfur Miners through Economic Transformation in Mount Ijen Banyuwangi, Indonesia

Aliya Fatimah, Wahdjoedi, Wahdjoedi,, Danardana Murwani, Mit Witjaksono
2016 IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science  
This article will explain more about the lifeand economic condition of the sulfur miners whoare located on Mount Ijen, Banyuwangi Regency, which is very famous with panorama of natural beauty such as blue flame of fire. Behind the natural beauty, there are some sulfur miners on Mount Ijen whoare still experiencing difficulties in meeting their needs.It is because the income for transporting sulfur income is still very low, so it can only be used to meet the daily needs alone. The purpose of
more » ... The purpose of this study is to see what efforts can be done by sulfur miners to help increase their incomes.This research was conducted in Licin village, Licin subdistrict, Banyuwangi Regency, by creating a second job for sulfur miners which is in accordance with the existing potential in mining community environment, with research time about 12 months. This study used a qualitative approach by using technique of observation, interview and documentation.The result of this study will show (1) concrete efforts which are done to increase the income of sulfur miners to involve the local community as well as utilize the potential of the existing environment, (2) the side jobs that is done have a system that is sustainable or long-term so as to contribute to the enhancement of the incomeof sulfur miners in Banyuwangi.
doi:10.9790/0837-2110032331 fatcat:j6jmgb4pobe6vmsv47udwmuwn4