Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Rural Socio-Economic Transformation: Agrarian, Ecology, Communication and Community Development Perspectives, RUSET 2021, 14-15 September 2021, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Gender, Adaptation Strategies, and Livelihood Resilience: A Case Study from Floating Market of Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.14-9-2021.2317195,
        author={Dhea Dasa Cendekia Zairin and Arya Hadi Dharmawan and Bayu Eka Yulian},
        title={Gender, Adaptation Strategies, and Livelihood Resilience: A Case Study from Floating Market of Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Rural Socio-Economic Transformation: Agrarian, Ecology, Communication and Community Development Perspectives, RUSET 2021, 14-15 September 2021, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={RUSET},
        year={2022},
        month={4},
        keywords={female-traders floating market gender livelihood resilience},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-9-2021.2317195}
    }
    
  • Dhea Dasa Cendekia Zairin
    Arya Hadi Dharmawan
    Bayu Eka Yulian
    Year: 2022
    Gender, Adaptation Strategies, and Livelihood Resilience: A Case Study from Floating Market of Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
    RUSET
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-9-2021.2317195
Dhea Dasa Cendekia Zairin1,*, Arya Hadi Dharmawan1, Bayu Eka Yulian1
  • 1: Department of Communication and Community Development Sciences, Faculty of Human Ecology, Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor 16680, Indonesia
*Contact email: dheadasa10@gmail.com

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to analyse livelihood adaptation mechanisms and the factors that influence the livelihood resilience of male and female floating market trader households in Kuin Alalak. The research used quantitative approach using questionnaire and was supported by qualitative approach employing in-depth interviews. The results of the study showed that female-traders of floating markets performed more diverse adaptation strategies as they were regarded as main breadwinners in most of trading households. Female floating market traders have their own way to overcome vulnerability. They tried to maintain independent actions so as not to depend on others. Making good use of all the resources they had from their own resources is the key for female floating market trading households to better adapt to various economic challenges and threats. With all their physical limitations and resources, they were able to prove that they were strong enough to become the main breadwinners for their families. Male-traders who usually have much bigger scale of economy and control more resources, were not adapting very easily to the incoming crisis.