The farmers are very familiar with this kind of plants. It has economic value because almost all farmers want to plant tobacco during the dry season. This main plantation can increase the living standard of the farmers. In 2000, the development of tobacco production reached 111,63 ton with 30,488 Ha area.
This plant is one of the plantation yields that grow in Pamekasan. It has restorative power particularly for beauty and health need by herb and medicine factories. The price is reasonable enough. The production capacity is very highest especially when the yell ripe. In Pamekasan the herb-chili production development in 2000 reached 217,90 ton.
Orange is an excellent commodity for most farmers in pamekasan because the planting is done on a large scale. Orange fruit from Pamekasan is well known for its sweet flavor, therefore the yirld of production is marketed is supermarkets of big cities like Jakarta and Surabaya and other cities.
ANIMAL HUSBANDRI POTENTIAL
THE BROODING COW
One of the distinctive features in Madura Island is the specific race of Madurese cow. Raising cow has been performed with the effort of fattening up cow, the brooding system. This system makes high sell price. The cow raising effort has good prospect considering the increasing demand of beef cattle. Apart from meeting the local need, the cow marketing is also under-gone out of Madura e.g Surabaya, Jakarta and other cities. The cattle population development in 2000 reached 113,704 cattle.
SEA AND FISHERY POTENTIALS
Madura strait contains a good level of salinity, thus can produce enough salt for Pamekasan regency. The production capacity can be counted in every salt field cultivated by farmers. Each field extends to 2000 m, farmers can produce salt 7 ton every harvest. Until ap present there are many industry centers / factories, which manufacture iodized circulating in all of Indonesian regions.
The water in Madura, mainly Pamekasan is a priceless gift for us because it’s great biological resources such as seaweed. It proves from the production, every 1-quintal seed is equal with 1-ton fresh seaweed. Seaweed production in Pamekasan reaches 500-ton wet or 75-ton dry seaweed every year. This commodity is very suitable for cosmetic, which up to now has been, go public to several foreign countries.
3. SMALL SEA FISH
Recently, the fishing of small sea fish has been intensified because of the high economic potential. It has been proved by met the export demand particularly to Japan. These small sea fish business areas are located at Pademawu, Larangan and Waru regency, which absorb hundreds of Laborforces.
1. THE WRITING BATIK
The writing Batik is one of the Madurese handicrafts, in Pamekasan particularly. This handicraft always makes a good progress from year to year. The marketing can event meets the demand in and about out of the counry. In 2000, batik business units reached 931 units and were supported by 1771 labor forces and investment value amounting to Rp. 66.547.000. In batik centers the craftsmen can produce batik in various kinds, from bed cover, long cloth, sarong, dress, shirt, etc. As well as unbleached plain cloth material varies in accordance with the demand and need of the society from first-rate material, polisma, primissima to silk. The Madurese writing batik has superiority for having typical character unique.
2. MADURESE HERB
Beside the writing batik, minor industry sector having good prospect is Madurese herb. The presence of this product is inspired by Madurese skill in compounding herb consist of various kinds of herb plants grown in yards. This is done from generation to generation. They say most people truly believe and trust the extraordinary herb. Until now on, the orders for the herb always have been making significant progress.
3. PHOSPHATE STONE
One of the other significant nature potentials in Pamekasan is Phosphate stone content. It’s very suitable for fertilizer raw material Triple Super Phosphaten (TSP) and Double Super Phosphate and acid industry. In Pamekasan this mineral has spreading area 100m2 – 150m2 with backup volume 15m2 – 30m2 and 2m depth. This mineral can be found in the north region of Pamekasan regency.