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GEOPRODUCTS AS A BREAKTHROUGH IN IMPROVING THE COMMUNITY’S ECONOMIC LEVEL

Mohammad Ichsan Alfaritzy
Published 15 November 2021

Abstract

Geoproducts can be defined as profitable services or goods created from the geodiversity of the region. With the goal of sustainable economic development for local communities, Geo-products have finally become one of the geopark initiatives (Rodrigues & Neto de Carvalho, 2009). The biodiversity available in the area can be used as material for creativity in the manufacture and marketing of innovative commercial products and businesses. The emergence of Geo-products as a result of the emergence of the concept of Geopark, Geo-products can also be interpreted as various forms of handicrafts with geological connotations (Patzak & Eder, 1998; UNESCO, 1999). Indonesia has many natural geopark destinations that have developed into national and international tourism. With the increasing popularity of Geoparks, MSMEs in tourist destinations continue to develop. This can open up more job opportunities for the local community which in turn can increase their economic growth through the creation of Geo-products

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