MANAJEMEN STRATEGI PEMBERDAYAAN MASYARAKAT PETANI MELALUI USAHA KECIL MENENGAH (UKM)
Community empowerment is a manifestation of society capacity building relying on the human resource empowerment effort through the development of constructional institution from the central to the rural level along with the social system development, community economics, infrastructures as well as Three Ps Development; Assistance that can activate the total society participation. The farmer community is a potential target to be developed into potential UKM by utilizing all potential human, water resources and etc. The keyword is how the farmer community can be developed based on the strategy arranged jointly. The alternative strategy in empowering the farmer community is only a medium given to the farmer to choose the direction of potential farmer development, so that it does not only rely on the primary production problem but may also develop its own potential maximally.
Keywords: Community empowerment, farmers, UKM, capacity building