Many farmers' empowerment has failed because the process is rigid, instructive, and uses too many techniques that are not following the local conditions of the community. Therefore, the empowerment process must be improved to be able to make farmers empowered and independent. For this reason, it is necessary to explore how the learning process and the involvement of actor in the empowerment process are needed. The subjects of this study consisted of eight farmers and one empowerment actor. The method used is qualitative through in-depth interviews, observation, and document review. All data were transcribed, organized, then analyzed to produce conclusions. The findings of this study include: (1) Empowerment of coffee farmers is carried out with a situated learning strategy so that the knowledge and skills of farmers are easily developed; (2) Empowerment actor encourage farmer participation through the use of coffee farmers' social networks so that social solidarity is realized among coffee farmers; (3) The habit of coffee farmers supports the empowerment process and is free to explore their ideas; (4) Technology supports empowerment and makes the learning process more attractive to coffee farmers.
empowerment, situated learning, farmers' habitus, technology, social capital, rural community, local knowledge, case study
Thank you to all farmers in Pattongko Village, Central Sinjai District, Sinjai Regency, South Sulawesi for their time and willingness to be interviewed and become informants of this research.
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Hasdiansyah, A., Sugito, S., & Suryono, Y. (2021). Empowerment of Farmers: The Role of Actor and the Persistence of Coffee Farmers in Rural Pattongko, Indonesia. The Qualitative Report, 26(12), 3805-3822. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2021.4876