Women Farmers Group Participation in Empowering Local Food Security


  • Rili Windiasih Master Program in Agricultural Extension, Postgraduate School, Jenderal Soedirman University
  • Lilik Kartika Sari Master Program in Agricultural Extension, Postgraduate School, Jenderal Soedirman University
  • Shinta Prastyanti Department of Communication Science, Jenderal Soedirman University
  • Adhi Iman Sulaiman Department of Communication Science, Jenderal Soedirman University
  • Toto Sugito Department of Communication Science, Padjadjaran University




Women's participation in socio-economic development at the local level is
important and strategic because women have two roles as actors in developing a
household by taking care of children and helping in the family economy. This study
aims to the participation of farmer women's groups in empowering local food
security as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program in Cilacap Regency,
Central Java Province, Indonesia. This study used the Participatory Learning and
Action (PLA) method to involve 20 informants from members and administrators of
the Women Farmers Group (WFG) of Sumber Pathedan and 14 academics, namely
lecturers and students. Data were collected through interviews, Focus Group
Discussions (FGD), observation, and documentation with participatory analysis to
produce natural and sustainable reality constructions. The results showed that
WFG had the motivation and cohesiveness to become an entrepreneur after
receiving socio-economic empowerment in the form of cultivating food security for
vegetables and post-harvest processed products from the CSR program. However, it
requires program sustainability such as assistance to continue to be able to harvest
productively in the dry season. Then it requires the support of home production
equipment and supplies to increase the productivity of postharvest products.


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Author Biographies

Rili Windiasih, Master Program in Agricultural Extension, Postgraduate School, Jenderal Soedirman University

Lecturer and Researcher of Master Program in Agricultural Extension, Graduate School, Jenderal Soedirman University

Lilik Kartika Sari, Master Program in Agricultural Extension, Postgraduate School, Jenderal Soedirman University

Lecturer and Researcher of Master Program in Agricultural Extension, Graduate School, Jenderal Soedirman University

Shinta Prastyanti, Department of Communication Science, Jenderal Soedirman University

Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Communication Science, Jenderal Soedirman University

Adhi Iman Sulaiman, Department of Communication Science, Jenderal Soedirman University

Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Communication Science, Jenderal Soedirman University

Toto Sugito, Department of Communication Science, Padjadjaran University

Lecturer and Researcher in Department of Communication Science, Padjadjaran University


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How to Cite

Windiasih, R., Sari, L. K., Prastyanti, S., Sulaiman, A. I., & Sugito, T. (2023). Women Farmers Group Participation in Empowering Local Food Security. International Journal Of Community Service, 3(3), 186–194. https://doi.org/10.51601/ijcs.v3i3.200




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