Farmer Empowerment By ICT Community

Didit Praditya

Abstract


With a great population of farmers particularly in rural area, makes the study concerning farmer empowerment in supporting people's independent and productivity become important to conduct. The research is qualitative through the interview, observation, and documentation of ICT community in the empowerment of rural community on agricultural aspect including the obstacles and challenges emerges.  The study analyzed the activity concerning the empowerment of farmer by ICT community in 4 (four) cities/regencies in West Java (Ciamis, Garut, Majalengka, and Indramayu Regency, and Sukabumi City) and the model of the activity.  Based on the research, the activity of ICT community in empowering ICT has not been performed, directly related with farmer nor specifically in agricultural aspect. Based on proposed model, the activity of ICT empowerment to the farmer by ICT community, specifically:  (1) Meeting and assisting (workshop) about ICT to farmer/farmer group directly/particularly in the use of ICT among farmer. (2) Developing ICT-based service for agriculture. (3) Socialization the benefit of ICT in developing agriculture. (4) Encourage productivity of agriculture product, and dissemination/promotion the village potency and agricultural product. (5) Cooperating with the village in assisting the use of ICT.


Keywords


ICT community; empowerment model; agriculture

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.20422/jpk.v19i1.58

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