MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 229, 2018International Conference on Disaster Management (ICDM 2018)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Understanding Disaster Management|
|Published online||14 November 2018|
Fisherman empowerment and poverty in Pesisir Selatan regency
Departement of Public Administration, Padang State University, Padang, 25132, Indonesia
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Pesisir Selatan Regency’ fishermen are a group of people who are the most vulnerable to poverty. One of the actions that can be done by the local government is to conduct fishermen empowerment activities in improving their welfare. Thus, the purpose of this study is to describe the vulnerability of fishermen’s poverty and to analyse how far the empowerment program is able to improve the economic condition of fishermen in Pesisir Selatan Regency. This research was conducted by using descriptive qualitative research method. The results show that the poverty of fishermen in Pesisir Selatan Regency is caused by the lack of access and assets they have. In addition, empowerment by the government of Pesisir Selatan Regency is not optimal in developing assets and access so that the condition of fishermen in this regency has not been entirely entities from poverty.
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