Empowerment Analysis of Crafts Slap Mendong in Blayu Village Malang Regency Indonesia

  •  Rudianto Rudianto    
  •  Tri Djoko Lelono    


Mendong plant is an aquatic plant with the Latin name Fimbristylis glubolusa. Such plants is used by Blayu residents as raw materials for making bags, lamp shades, hats, mats, bags. The problem faced by many craftsmen slap mendong in Blayu village is a lack of infrastructure, education, training capacity, competitiveness, and capital. Partial Least Square is used to analysis empowerment craftsmen. Its results the expertise and experience variables (X1) has a total effect of -0.198, Variable Capital (X2) 0.896, and the motivation variable (X3) 0.158. This indicates that the variable capital (X2) has the strongest effect against Welfare (Y2).

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