Medicinal plants have been used extensively in numerous countries, Indonesia included, in the domain of traditional medicine and of natural product industry. Few studies have focused on the commercial aspects of medicinal plants in local communities and on its potential impact on gender development in urban and peri-urban areas. This article aims to analyze the impact of women enterprises active in the traditional herbal sector (jamu) in Indonesia in terms of household revenues and social status. The paper emphasizes how, despite the important socio-economic results of small-scale enterprises in the jamu sector in the city of Jogjakarta, some challenges of the potential of this commercial activity on local women still remain.
Torri, Maria Costanza
The JAMU System in Indonesia: Linking Small-Scale Enterprises, Traditional Knowledge and Social Empowerment Among Women in Indonesia.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 13(1), 32-45.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol13/iss1/3