Community Economic Empowerment through the Implementation of Agricultural Tourism Village Program Based on Life Skills and Entrepreneurship Education

1Ahmad Mukri Aji, Syarifah Gustiawati Mukri and Harisah

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Abstract:

Community Economic Empowerment is a strategic step in reinforcing and recovering the economy of rural communities. It is noticeable that the villagers tend to have low livelihoods and lack of formal educational background due to limited costs for education and economic limitations. However, the village community has a strong potential in terms of kinship. Therefore, building an independent village must be accompanied by the willingness of the villagers to move forward, in order to made products and meanigful merchandise which have high economic value intended to fulfill the daily needs of villagers. The empowerment program was carried out specifically in the village of Saikhwan Cibitung Tengah, because it has a good natural resource potential to be developed as an agricultural tourism village, or a village with locus in the field of food security and rice selfsufficiency is unique and interesting characteristic if it can be visited as a rice-producing village. This research applied empirical research methods using a field approach. Data are collected directly from the village that was become the object of research. The conclusion revealed that villagers who have a lack of knowledge and ability must be empowered through the concept of empowerment based on entrepreneurship education and life skills.

Keywords:

Economic Empowerment, Tourism Villages, Entrepreneurship Education.

Paper Details
Month5
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 5
Pages7116-7126