Jurnal Sosiologi Agama Indonesia (Dec 2023)

Strategi Nafkah Komunitas Petani Garam dalam Menghadapi Variabilitas Iklim di Gampong Cebrek Kabupaten Pidie

  • Ibnu Phonna Nurdin,
  • Khairulyadi Khairulyadi,
  • Cut Lusi Chairunnisak,
  • Dara Fatia

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 4, no. 3


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Climate variability in coastal areas is a big problem for salt farming communities in carrying out the salting businesses. This article aimed to describe the exposure to climate variability in the salt farming community as well as the livelihood strategy patterns of salt farmers in dealing with climate variability in Gampong Cebrek, Simpang Tiga District, Pidie Regency. This article is the result of field research using qualitative methods. Data were obtained through in-depth interviews and observations of selected salt farming communities using purposive techniques. The results of the study showed that the salt farming community is in a worrying situation when faced with climate variability. Some of the obstacles that occurred were : Land flooding in the rainy season, it is hard to carry out salt production perfectly; and settlements are increasingly vulnerable. Adaptations implemented by the community are: storing production land in huts; raising the ground floor of houses and salt huts, regularly cleaning old water channels. Various climate variability problems that occurred at salting locations encourage farmers to develop livelihood strategies in the form of a. land intensification and extensification, b. livelihood diversification and c. migration. The livelihood strategy was very well, but it is scared that the success of the migration strategy will have other impacts, namely the loss of farmer regeneration to continue the salting business that has been carried out for generations. As a result, the relevant government must play a part in assisting the community of salt farmers in managing their salting operations while exposed to climate change.