Trimeiningrum, Eny and Srining Prapti, Meniek (2016) ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS IMPLEMENTATION OF SMEs ENTREPRENEURS (CASE STUDY OF TOFU ENTREPRENEURS KENTENG BANDUNGAN CENTRAL JAVA INDONESIA). In: RRPG 7th International and Field Study in Malaysia 2016, 15-17 Agustus 2017, Johor Bahru. (Unpublished)

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Agricultural is an important sector for Indonesia. This sector is the identity and the driver of the economic life of Indonesia. The agricultural base is a village. Therefore, preserving the rural environment is very important. Environmentally friendly farming encourages sustainability of agricultural production systems. Kenteng is a village located in Semarang Central Java. It is central of tofu production that contributes to local tourism. The tofu became feature product of this tourism area. In the production process, entrepreneurs are expected to concern about the environment sustain local economic development. The aim of this study is to describe the implementation of environmental awareness of tofu entrepreneurs at KentengBandungan Semarang. There are 3 (three) aspects of friendly environment implementation: the production process, management systems, and management of environmental sustainability. The object of this study was tofu entrepreneurs who are the members “Damai Business Group”. “Damai Business Group” is a group of tofu entrepreneur located in Kenteng. Data were collected using surveys and interviews. The qualitative descriptive analysis was used to analyze the data. The results of this study show, in the aspect of production,the tofu entrepreneurs already running an environmentally friendly production process. For example, saving water and managing waste into other products and alternative energy (biogas). In the system of management, they have participated in various training related to waste management. They were running CSR activities that empower local communities. In the management of the environment, they recycle solid and liquid waste into alternative energy and other products. Overall it can be said the tofu entrepreneurs have started implementing the 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), although still need to increase the overall environmental awareness activities. Environmentally friendly business practices and concern for the environment can support sustainable rural development. Keywords: rural environment, entrepreneur, environmental friendly production pocess, sustainable rural development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics > Entrepreneurship
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Business > Department of Management
Depositing User: Eny Trimeiningrum
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2017 06:56
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2017 07:13
URI: http://repository.unika.ac.id/id/eprint/15233

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