Advocating Community Economic Resilience Framework in Kemadang Food Barn, Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta: Accentuating the Social Capital Perspective

Rossalina Christanti(1*), Hardo Firmana Given Grace Manik(2), Catarina Aprilia Ariestanti(3)

(1) Department of Accounting, Faculty of Business, Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
(2) Department of Management, Faculty of Business, Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
(3) Department of Biology, Faculty of Biotechnology, Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author


Agriculture is claimed as Indonesia’s strategic pillar sector. The existence of a community-based enterprise with a traditional business model is often seen as a weakness, while social capital is a strength to thrive. However, a well-managed conventional business model can become one of the foundations of a sustainable livelihood. This community service program wass carried out with the Artha Mandiri Group, which is domiciled in Kemadang Village, Gunungkidul, Special Region of Yogyakarta. This program aimed to increase the economic resilience of group members by empowering and growing business capabilities with their social capital as their fundamental strength. The empowerment method used in this program was Participatory Action Learning and Action Research (PALAR), which is considered an effective tool for strategically transforming paradigms. This method focused on a balance between progressive, collaborative practice accompanied by an action research foundation. The 6-month program has resulted in collaborative business competency learning practice for group members, emphasizing different processing methods to produce business line diversification. This group made flour from land-owned rice paddy harvests with the same quality as commercially produced. This achievement can also have an impact on business cost efficiency.


Agribusiness; Community Development; Head Lice Infestation; PALAR; Sosial Capital

Full Text:



Akter, S. (2020). The impact of COVID-19 related ’stayat-home’ restrictions on food prices in Europe: findings from a preliminary analysis. Food Security, 12(4), 719- 725.

Badan Pusat Statistik (2020). Statistik Indonesia 2020.

Badan Pusat Statistik. (2022). Statistik Indonesia 2022.

Coleman, J.S. (1988). Social capital in the creation of human capital. American Journal of Sociology, 94, S95- S120.

Darsono. (2008). Peran investasi dalam kinerja pertumbuhan sektor pertanian Indonesia. Jurnal Agribisnis dan Industri Pertanian, 7(3), 65-73.

Dinh, H., Freyens, B., Daly, A., & Vidyattama, Y. (2017). Measuring community economic resilience in Australia: Estimates of recent levels and trends. Social Indicators Research, 132(3), 1217-1236.

Dinh, H., Pearson, L. (2015). Specifying community economic resilience- a framework for measurement. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 21(3)278-302.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (2006). The State of Food and Agriculture.

Fry-Bowers, E, K. (2020). Children are at risk from COVID19. Journal of pediatric nursing, 53A10-A12.

Ikhsan, M., Budiastuti, R., Gede, I., & Virananda, S. (2021). How COVID-19 affects food security in Indonesia. LPEM-FEB UI Working Paper, 060.

Khadam, A. A. (2020). Impact of personnel creativity on achieving strategic agility: The mediating role of knowledge sharing. Management Science Letters, 10(10).

Lawson, B., Samson, D. (2001). Developing innovation capability in organization: A dynamic. International Journal of Innovation Management, 5(3) 377-400.

Lochner, K., Kawachi, I., & Kennedy, B. P. (1999). Social capital: A guide to its measurement. Health and Place, 5(4), 259-270.

Manik, H. F. G. G., Indarti, N., & Lukito-Budi, A. S. (2021). Examining network characteristic dynamics of kinship-based families on performance within Indonesian SMEs. Journal of Enterprising Communities.

Michel-Villarreal, R., Vilalta-Perdomo, E., Hingley, M., & Canavari, M. (2019). Evaluating economic resilience for sustainable agri-food systems: The case of Mexico. Strategic Change, 28(4), 279-288.

Ministry of Agriculture. (2020). Analisis Ketersediaan Pangan: Neraca Bahan Makanan Indonesia 2018-2020. Kementerian Pertanian, 1-35.

Mountford, N., Coleman, M., Kessie, T., & Cusack, T. (2020). Interdisciplinary doctoral research networks: Enhancers and inhibitors of social capital development. Studies in Higher Education, 45(12), 2558-2573.

Nosratabadi, S., Khazami, N., ben Abdallah, M., Lackner, Z., Band, S. S., Mosavi, A., & Mako, C. (2020). Social capital contributions to food security: a comprehensive literature review. Foods, 9(11), 1-18.

Oelviani, R., Jauhari, S., Hariyanto, W., Basuki, S., Triastono, J., & Kusumasari, A. C. (2022). Impact of COVID-19: how to achieve resilience in the indonesian agricultural sector? Community Empowerment, Sustainable Cities, and Transformative Economies, 621-637.

Pathak, S., & Mukherjee, S. (2020). Entrepreneurial ecosystem and social entrepreneurship: Case studies of community-based craft from Kutch, India. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, a-head-of-(a-head-of-print).

Pourfakhimi, S., Duncan, T., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (2020). Electronic word of mouth in tourism and hospitality consumer behaviour: State of the art. Tourism Review, 75(4).

Pradana, A., Pujiastuti, I., & Pragna Paramita, P. (2019). Regionalization of agricultural-based leading sectors and food security in Indonesia. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 338(1).

Shih, D. H., Lu, C. M., Lee, C. H., Parng, Y. J. M., Wu, K. J., & Tseng, M. L. (2018). A strategic knowledge management approach to circular agribusiness. Sustainability (Switzerland), 10(7), 1-20.

Vorley, B. (2013). Meeting small-scale farmers in their markets: understanding and improving the institutions and governance of informal agrifood trade. International Institute for Environment and Development.

Wood, L. (2019). PALAR: participatory action learning and action research for community engagement. Action Learning and Action Research: Genres and Approaches, 193-206.

Workie, E., Mackolil, J., Nyika, J., & Ramadas, S. (2020). Deciphering the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on food security, agriculture, and livelihoods: A review of the evidence from developing countries. Current Research in Environmental Sustainability, 2.

Zuber-Skerritt, O. (2018). An educational framework for participatory action learning and action research (PALAR). Educational Action Research, 26(4), 513–532.


Article Metrics

Abstract views : 690 | views : 408


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2023 Jurnal Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat (Indonesian Journal of Community Engagement)

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Jurnal Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat (Indonesian Journal of Community Engagement)

ISSN (print) 2460-9447ISSN (online) 2541-5883