Proceedings of the First International Conference on Democracy and Social Transformation, ICON-DEMOST 2021, September 15, 2021, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

The Impact of Village Policies in Handling Covid-19 on the Community Economy

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315597,
        author={Cecep  Nugroho},
        title={The Impact of Village Policies in Handling Covid-19 on the Community Economy},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Democracy and Social Transformation, ICON-DEMOST 2021, September 15, 2021, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICON-DEMOST},
        year={2022},
        month={2},
        keywords={policy; village; pandemic; economic loss},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315597}
    }
    
  • Cecep Nugroho
    Year: 2022
    The Impact of Village Policies in Handling Covid-19 on the Community Economy
    ICON-DEMOST
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315597
Cecep Nugroho1,*
  • 1: Case in Sindangjaya Village, Brebes
*Contact email: cecepnugroh@gmail.com

Abstract

The policy of limiting community activities caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is not only at the national, provincial, and district levels, but also at the village level. As a result of these restrictions, farmers and pitchmen who are the livelihoods of the people of Sindangjaya, have suffered losses. By using qualitative research with an ethnographic type, this research reveals 1) What are the policies of Sindangjaya Village in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic; 2) What is the impact of the policy on the community's economy. The results showed that the farmers' economy declined due to limited activities so that the plantations were not well maintained which caused the yields to be less than optimal and farmers had difficulty selling their harvests which required sending them to big cities due to this restriction. On the other hand, pitchmen are confused about selling their products. However, the village government does not stay silent and looks for solutions to overcome this problem such as making processed products from the harvest into various types of food and the village government recommends selling the food using social media, but because the majority of pitchmen are elderly and not all have smartphones, it takes time. long enough to get over it. The existence of an impact that is directly felt by the village community shows that there is a direct relationship between policies and people's lives