Salt land as most important unit on salt production needs legal certainty in the form of certificate. Besides having law certainty, certificate has other function as cash capital that may help salt business. In order to deliver the importance of land certification, one of method is by using existing social capital. This research aimed to understand certified salt land area condition and analyze social capital related to salt land certification. The analysis method was by qualitative method. Research result showed that most of Madura salt land area has not certified yet. This is caused by low consciousness on the importance of certification ownership and perception of high cost and also
difficulties in the procedure of certification as well. Salt business has been part of culture in Madura by long time experience of smallholder. Salt smallholders are mostly low educated and still in productive age. Social cognitive is not optimum yet. Likewise cognitive social capital related to solidarity, trust and cooperation are at the average level. High trust of salt smallholder is given to communal leader and informal leader (Kyai/Ulama).
Key Words: Social Capital, Salt Smallholder, Certification
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