Author(s): Dumasari Dumasari, Budi Dharmawan, Sulistyani Budiningsih & Imam Santosa
The development of sensitivity-based adaptive management is an important element in mobilizing the active participation of craftsmen in empowerment. This research was conducted deliberately in the cococraft center of Purbalingga Regency, Central Java Province, Indonesia. This research uses applied methods. The results showed the differences in the level of sensitivity in the pre-production, production, and post-production stages of quality cococrafts. The difference in the sensitivity level causes the craftsmen's ability to be different in adaptive management. This research proved the difference in sensitivity levels that were three adaptive management patterns found in cococraft craftsmen. The management were practically critical adaptive characteristics, non-practical critical adaptive characteristics, and non-critically and non-practically adaptive characteristics. Respondents with the first pattern were sensitive to the safety and availability of raw materials, continuity of production, product quality, technology adoption, and marketing guarantees. The improvement of cococraft product quality was higher than seventy-five percent in respondents with adaptive management of the first pattern. The increase in income earned by respondents with critical adaptive management patterns practically reached more than eighty percent. Respondents who apply adaptive management of the second and third patterns are still more concerned with quantity than product quality.