Farmer groups (kelompok tani) capability towards food self-sufficiency by applying “special efforts program for increasing rice, corn and soybean production” in Juwangi District, Boyolali Regency

R F Kusdiyanti1, 4, R Karsidi2 and Sugihardjo3
1Master Program in Post Graduate Development Counseling, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Jl. Ir. Sutami 36 A, Kentingan, Surakarta, 57126, Indonesia
2Post Graduate Development Counseling, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Jl. Ir. Sutami 36 A, Kentingan, Surakarta, 57126, Indonesia
3Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Jl. Ir. Sutami 36 A, Kentingan, Surakarta, 57126, Indonesia
4Corresponding author: budi.retno68@gmail.com


Abstract. Climate change is a challenge in realizing food self-sufficiency. Facing these challenges requires the readiness of farmer groups as an independent self-empowered group. This study aims to determine the empowerment of farmer groups towards food self- sufficiency in a special effort program to increase rice, corn and soybean production in Juwangi District, Boyolali Regency. The participants in this study were all farmers who received the program meant to increase rice, corn and soybean production in Juwangi Subdistrict, with 18 groups in total. This study uses a descriptive qualitative method. Data collection techniques are carried out through observation, interviews, and documentation. Questionnaire is used as an instrument for data collection. The results of this study are the majority of farmer groups have been empowered from organizational elements, and business elements. It is hoped that this special effort program will be able to assist farmer groups to be empowered, by providing farming technology that is able to be applied in the face of the challenges of climate change, expanding business orientation and collaboration.

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