Jakarta State University, Indonesia (email@example.com)
The research aimed at describing poor farmers’ community empowerment model trough non formal education of catering waste utilization for catfish food in industrial area. Method used was mixed method with qualitative and quantitative approach. Data collection was done by questioner and Focus Group Discussion. Data was analyzed with qualitative descriptive. Result showed that poor farmers are people without income. Poor criteria are classified into physical and non-physical. Physical criteria comprised of landownership, house ownership and asset owned. Whilst, non physical criteria consist of occupation, income, and expense. There were three community empowerment strategies such as: 1. focused on basic training to independent business or work, 2. focused on entrepreneurship skill, and 3. strategy that focused on business facilitation or seeking for developmental alternatives.
Keywords: poor farmers’ community; empowerment; non-formal education