One of the concepts of community development to reduce poverty is community empowerment. Kebumen regency has sought to empower the batik artisans in Kebumen regency. The purpose of this study are explaining the effort that have been made by the Government in empowering batik artisans in Kebumen regency, identifying the inhibiting and supporting factors of empowering batik artisans in Kebumen, and formulating the empowernment strategies of batik artisans in Kebumen regency. SWOT analysis is used to answer the research objectives. This research used descriptive qualitative methode. The informants are Service employees of Kebumen Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs); employees of Industry, Trade and Market Kebumen; and Batik artisans in Kebumen regency. The result explain that the government have tried to provide batik equipment, involving batik artisans in various exhibitions, and improving the skills of batik artisans by providing education and training program. There are 10 inhibiting factors and 10 supporting factors of empowering batik artisans in Kebumen regency. Based on the analysis, obtained 8 strategic issues in this research. Litmus Test is used to measure the strategic program that has been identified previously. Finally, 5 empowerment strategies formulated to empower batik artisans in Kebumen regency.
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