Application of Women Farmer Group (KWT) Management Function in Ngestiharjo Village, Kapanewon Kasihan, Bantul Regency

  • Rohmat Hidayat Balai Penyuluh Pertanian Kasihan
Keywords: application, management, KWT


Eighteen Women Farmer Groups (KWT) were grown in Ngestiharjo Village from 2019 to 2021. It is hoped that the growth of KWTs will play a role in developing farmer farming. Training from the government and other
stakeholders has not been able to make KWT carry out the functions of farmer groups optimally. This indicates that the application of group management functions is still low in carrying out farmer groups role. Good
management will support KWT in developing independent and high productivity farming. This study aims to determine the application of the KWT management function in Ngestiharjo Village, Kapanewon Kasihan,
Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region. This study was conducted in July 2023. Data collection methods use interview, questionnaires, and observation. Determination of village was purposive and respondents were
two administrators/active members from each KWT in the Ngestiharjo Village. Processing data using descriptive analysis with quantitative approach. The study result shows that the percentage of management
functions implementation: planning is 57.02%, organizing is 47.69%, actuating is 66.17%, and controlling is 51.54%. It can be concluded that the implementation of four management functions is included in the less
implementing category. Persuasive counseling is needed about the importance of management, especially organizing and controlling.