Technical Guidance for the Development of Local Food Processing Businesses for Communities Affected by Covid 19
Keywords:covid 19 pandemic, local food, new business.
The COVID-19 pandemic affects not only public health, but also the economy, education, and social life of the Jember community, particularly those who have lost employment during the pandemic. This community service aimed to support society affected by the pandemic starting new businesses, enhance the knowledge and skills about product diversification and packaging, increase awareness in terms of safety and products quality control and provide knowledge about utilization of digital marketing. The methods were using knowledge transfer (lectures) and discussion, training and demonstration of food processing and packaging based on local raw materials. The lectures were given to open insight and convey the concept of local food processing. Training activities were also held with direct demonstrations in such a manner participants capable to produce local food products directly. The outputs of community service activities are: participants with good knowledge and skills in local food processing and packaging and enhancing participants motivation to start new business. The community is very enthusiastic about participating in the activities and satisfied with the local food processing training activities held by the committee.
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