Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social Science, Humanities, Education and Society Development, ICONS 2020, 30 November, Tegal, Indonesia

Research Article

Madura Salt Industry Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-11-2020.2303765,
        author={Prasetyo  Nugroho and Aprilina  Susandini and Darul  Islam},
        title={Madura Salt Industry Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social Science, Humanities, Education and Society Development, ICONS 2020, 30 November, Tegal, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICONS},
        year={2021},
        month={1},
        keywords={madura salt covid-19 salt industry},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-11-2020.2303765}
    }
    
  • Prasetyo Nugroho
    Aprilina Susandini
    Darul Islam
    Year: 2021
    Madura Salt Industry Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
    ICONS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-11-2020.2303765
Prasetyo Nugroho1, Aprilina Susandini1,*, Darul Islam1
  • 1: Jurusan Manajemen, Fakultas Ekonomi dan Bisnis, Universitas Trunojoyo Madura, Indonesia
*Contact email: aprilina.susandini@trunojoyo.ac.id

Abstract

Salt is an essential part of our everyday lives. Aside from household consumptions, salt is also used in industrial sector e.g. for chemical mixture and food preservative compound. Historically, coastal areas of East Java region has been well-known for its high quality salt production. In the last few months, the world’s economy has been disrupted heavily due to a pandemic known as COVID-19. Salt industry in Indonesia was no exception to this disruption, causing a dramatic decrease in salt demand from industrial sector due to massive and nationwide business interruptions. This research analyzed this problem with a qualitative approach to describe the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic thoroughly to salt industry in Madura, East Java region of Indonesia. Snowball sampling method was used due to the existence of key informations. COVID-19 pandemic was causing a severe consequences to the salt industry. It can be seen from the fact that there are a large amont of undistributed salt products due to public concern of possible coronavirus exposure in the products. The government’s policy regarding social distancing and interregional travel restrictions has not made this problem any easier to solve.