The Economics of Qurban 2023

Sacrifice (Qurban) is not just ritual worship but has become a major  annual socioeconomic tradition. As the largest Muslim country and one  of the largest economies in the world, the potential for sacrifice in  Indonesia is significant; therefore, if it is appropriately managed, it  should be able to become an economic force that not only increases the  welfare of mustahiq but also empowers smallholder breeders whose  welfare levels are also low. Social engineering is needed so that the  sacrifice does not only become a mere religious institution but also a  welfare economic institution. Amid low national meat consumption and  the country’s high dependence on imported meat, efforts to mainstream  sacrifice as a socioeconomic institution are increasingly finding  relevance and urgency.