Model of Empowerment Members of Farmers Group Based on Beef Cattle Business in Indonesia

  • Sutrisno Hadi Purnomo Dept of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia
  • Endang Tri Rahayu Dept of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia
  • Anisya Nur Pratiwi Dept of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia
Keywords: empowerment model, livestock farmer groups, beef cattle business

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the profile of members of the livestock farmers group, supporting factors, obstacles, needs and determine the empowerment model through beef cattle breeding business. This research was conducted in Karanganyar Regency, Central Java Province, Indonesia. Sampling was done by convenience sampling of 62 respondents. The data collection through observation, interviews and Focus Group Discussion. The research data obtained were analyzed descriptively and needs analysis. The results showed that most of the respondents had low levels of education, the average occupation of the respondents were farmers and had side jobs as breeders. Supporting factors in this study are ownership status, involvement in social organization activities, availability and ease of access to educational facilities, transportation facilities, social networking, communication facilities, and health level. The inhibiting factors in this study are the level of formal education and the availability of production facilities. The important factors needed by group members are the level of formal education and the availability of production facilities. The empowerment model in this research is providing non-formal education facilities, providing training and assistance to the group member in the effort to develop beef cattle breeding business by utilizing existing agricultural resources. The conclusion that can be drawn from this research is the applied empowerment model is the integration of agricultural crops with livestock and collaboration with supporting institutions.

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2020-05-20
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