Proceedings of the Regional Seminar on Community Issues, SSIK 2023, 20 September 2023, Kendari, Province of Sulawesi Tenggara, Indonesia

Research Article

The Impact of The Nickel Industry On The Socio-Economic Conditions of Farmers In Tondowatu Village, Morosi Sub-District, Konawe District, Sulawesi Tenggara

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.20-9-2023.2340973,
        author={Iskandar Zainuddin Rela and Salahuddin Salahuddin and Dian Agustina and Irfan Fauzan Mannan},
        title={The Impact of The Nickel Industry On The Socio-Economic Conditions of Farmers In Tondowatu Village, Morosi Sub-District, Konawe District, Sulawesi Tenggara},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the Regional Seminar on Community Issues, SSIK 2023, 20 September 2023, Kendari, Province of Sulawesi Tenggara, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={SSIK},
        year={2023},
        month={12},
        keywords={impact nickel industry socio-economy},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-9-2023.2340973}
    }
    
  • Iskandar Zainuddin Rela
    Salahuddin Salahuddin
    Dian Agustina
    Irfan Fauzan Mannan
    Year: 2023
    The Impact of The Nickel Industry On The Socio-Economic Conditions of Farmers In Tondowatu Village, Morosi Sub-District, Konawe District, Sulawesi Tenggara
    SSIK
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-9-2023.2340973
Iskandar Zainuddin Rela1, Salahuddin Salahuddin1, Dian Agustina1, Irfan Fauzan Mannan1,*
  • 1: Universitas Halu Oleo
*Contact email: irfan26062001@gmail.com

Abstract

The nickel industry in Morosi District, Konawe Regency, has become the main sector in the economy but impacts the area of agricultural land in Tondowatu Village, where most of the population depends on the farm sector. The effect of the nickel industry affects the socio-economic conditions of farmers directly or indirectly. This study aims to determine the impact of the nickel industry on the socio-economic conditions of farmers in Tondowatu Village, Morosi District, Konawe Regency. This research was conducted in Tondowatu Village, Morosi Subdistrict, Konawe Regency, in June 2023 with 15 informants. Data analysis in the study used qualitative methods. The results show that the negative impact of the nickel industry is more dominant, including the closure of irrigation channels, which causes frequent interactions between farmers and the industry. The industry's involvement in helping this problem occurred after the protests. Differences in perceptions between local communities and migrants also emerged while livelihood changes happened in the children of farmers who turned into industrial workers. Farmers' incomes also changed; some increased, and some decreased due to agricultural land disturbance caused by the nickel industry.