Actor Relationship Model in Empowering Local Farmers Community Base Sustainable Development to Increase Productivity Study of Social Interaction Between Field Extension Officers and Farmers in Rubaru District, Sumenep Regency Authors Arif Firmanto University of Merdeka Malang, Indonesia Bonaventura Ngarawula University of Merdeka Malang, Indonesia Catur Wahyudi University of Merdeka Malang, Indonesia DOI: https://doi.org/10.47505/IJRSS.2023.V4.11.3 Keywords: Actor Relations Model, Community Base Sustainable Development, Field Extension Officers, Local Farmer Empowerment, Patron Kyai Abstract This study aims to explore, analyze and describe the social interactions of empowering farmers, as well as models of actor relations in social interactions between field extension officers and farming communities in Rubaru District, Sumenep Regency in increasing their productivity. In general, the communication of empowering farmers with field extension workers has layers of problems both socially and culturally. The research provides recommendations for increasing the effectiveness of social interaction and empowering local farmers to achieve better community-based sustainable development in the Rubaru District. Furthermore, focusing on research questions a) How is the social interaction of empowering farmers in Rubaru District, Sumenep Regency in encouraging farmer productivity?; b) What is the model of actor relations in social interaction between field extension workers and farming communities in Rubaru District, Sumenep Regency in increasing their productivity?In more detail, it can be reduced to the focus of research by emphasizing a) social interactions empowering local farmers in community-based sustainable development in Rubaru District, Sumenep Regency; b) map of Community Base Sustainable Development relations; c) model of actor relations in social interaction in increasing the productivity of local farmers. This study uses the main theory of community empowerment, and supporting theories including social interaction theory, knowledge construction theory, and community awareness theory. Meanwhile, the relevant social theory in this study is the theory of social behaviors, social exchange, and social communication. The research method used is qualitative. The research location is in Rubaru District, Sumenep Madura Regency. The research informants involved were 13 people for in-depth interviews, FGDs, and observations, consisting of shallot farmers, rice farmers, farmer groups, field extension officers, agencies, and community leaders. The process of power collection and analysis includes a) data condensation, b) data presentation, c) conclusions, and d) triangulation. This research resulted in several conceptual findings, including a) Social interaction empowering local farmers in sustainable development emphasizing the concept of transfer of knowledge that is appropriate to the values of local wisdom, and self-sufficiency in farmer groups. This creates an effective multi-directed development of social communication which has an impact on increasing crop productivity. b) The model of actor relations in sustainable development underlines the empowerment of farmers through social communication based on local wisdom and Kyai patrons, facilitating the exchange of information and experiences, opening farmers' access to information, and harvest productivity development networks. The construction of knowledge and behavior in farmers creates opportunities and encourages community-based change, with supporting and inhibiting factors depending on the quality of communication between the Poktan community, PPL, and Kyai. Theoretical implications include contextual knowledge transfer of local wisdom, promotion of social communication and policies referring to patrons, integration of experience and empowerment of farmers, and information on community networks. While the practical implications are strengthening local knowledge, participatory approaches, cooperation networks, effective social communication, and increased productivity. Downloads Pdf How to Cite Arif Firmanto, Bonaventura Ngarawula, & Catur Wahyudi. (2023). Actor Relationship Model in Empowering Local Farmers Community Base Sustainable Development to Increase Productivity: Study of Social Interaction Between Field Extension Officers and Farmers in Rubaru District, Sumenep Regency. International Journal of Research in Social Science and Humanities (IJRSS) ISSN:2582-6220, DOI: 10.47505/IJRSS, 4(11), 27–49. https://doi.org/10.47505/IJRSS.2023.V4.11.3 More Citation Formats ACM ACS APA ABNT Chicago Harvard IEEE MLA Turabian Vancouver Download Citation Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX Issue Vol. 4 No. 11: IJRSS November-2023 Section Articles License Copyright (c) 2023 Arif Firmanto, Bonaventura Ngarawula, Catur Wahyudi This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.