Proceedings of the 1st Hasanuddin International Conference on Social and Political Sciences, HICOSPOS 2019, 21-22 October 2019, Makassar, Indonesia

Research Article

Women and Entrepreneurship: Food Security Strategy

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2291547,
        author={Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu and Seniwati  Seniwati and Husain  Abdullah and Muhammad Sabranjamil Alhaqqi},
        title={Women and Entrepreneurship: Food Security Strategy},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Hasanuddin International Conference on Social and Political Sciences, HICOSPOS 2019, 21-22 October 2019, Makassar, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={HICOSPOS},
        year={2020},
        month={2},
        keywords={women entrepreneurial activities food security skills natural products},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2291547}
    }
    
  • Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu
    Seniwati Seniwati
    Husain Abdullah
    Muhammad Sabranjamil Alhaqqi
    Year: 2020
    Women and Entrepreneurship: Food Security Strategy
    HICOSPOS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2291547
Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu1,*, Seniwati Seniwati2, Husain Abdullah2, Muhammad Sabranjamil Alhaqqi3
  • 1: Sociology Department, Social and Political Sciences Faculty Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
  • 2: International Relations Department, Social and Political Sciences Faculty Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
  • 3: Management Department, Economics and Business Faculty Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
*Contact email: dwiatn@unhas.ac.id

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to analyze the extent of skills possessed by rural communities, especially women in conducting entrepreneurial activities. Therefore, the research team provided information on the importance of entrepreneurial activities and improving community skills in processing natural products through a three-day workshop. Participants who attended the workshop activities such as village officials, community leaders, and women who were directly involved in entrepreneurship activities. The article builds a model for ensuring food security through entrepreneurship activities. The research team assisted the village community in processing and utilizing natural products, especially bananas, pineapples, and black rice. During the mentoring activities, the village community, especially village women can make and process bananas, pineapple, and black rice into dodol. The research team also taught village women how to pack products and how to market these products. The results of this activity concluded that women who want to build villages in ensuring food security must have skills in processing natural products and have the initiative to become an entrepreneur. Women entrepreneurship activities support rural economic empowerment. Women and young women who participate continue to increase in entrepreneurship activities. Women entrepreneurship has a positive impact on the social and economic sectors of the family