Occupational Diversification and Socio-Economic Life of Rubber Farmers after the Fall in Rubber Prices in Pelita Sagop Jaya Village of Indra Makmur Subdistrict in East Aceh

Uun Lestari, Badaruddin Badaruddin, Humaizi Humaizi
2020 International Journal of Multicultural and Multireligious Understanding  
This research aims to analyze occupational diversification and the socio-economic conditions of rubber farmers in Pelita Sagop Jaya Village, Indra Makmur Subdistrict, East Aceh. This research uses a descriptive method with a qualitative approach through data collection techniques in the form of interviews, observations, and documentation related to secondary data to support this research. The results of occupational diversification research carried out by rubber farmers after the fall in rubber
more » ... prices by doing additional or side jobs such as being a casual daily laborer at PTPN 1 Aceh, a mobile fish seller, opening a staple food stall, and becoming a marketing trip for umrah (Islamic minor pilgrimage) and with the help of the role of his wife. Overall, occupational diversification carried out by rubber farmer households can improve economic welfare and farmers' efforts to be able to maintain their lives. Socioeconomic conditions of farmers by diversifying the occupation of rubber farmers can be helped and even better, rubber farmers can meet the needs of life even though their main source of search is not reliable for all household needs.
doi:10.18415/ijmmu.v7i4.1654 doaj:bc55dc0395ad4c7693678af3883c8685 fatcat:hc3wjjdhbrgtznoiuq64p73m5m