Improving Women’s Empowerment Through Management of Dairy Farms Based on Circular Economy
A Case Study of Tegalombo, Pacitan Regency, East Java
Keywords:Circular Economy, Women Empowerment, Dairy Farming, Manure, Organic Farming, Households
This study examines the role of farmer wives in managing circular economy-based dairy farms and its impact on family income. The research focuses on the utilization of dairy waste through the production of organic fertilizer (manure) and biogas. The processed manure is used for fertilizing fodder crops and vegetables, both for personal consumption and sale. The study was conducted among farmers in the Tegalombo District of Pacitan, East Java. Regression analysis is employed to assess the factors influencing farmers' income and determine the potential of women's participation in farming to enhance household income. Based on a survey of 101 families, the findings reveal that households can save up to 145,949.35 rupiahs per month by reducing expenses on animal feed (grass). The regression results indicate that the adoption of circular economy practices positively impacts farmers' income, including income derived from dairy farming and overall farming activities. Moreover, by promoting the involvement of women in farm management, the study aligns with the second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to address hunger, achieve food security, and promote sustainable agriculture, as well as the fifth SDG to attain gender equality and empower women and girls.
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