Poverty is a significant social problem in various regions of Indonesia, including the Jeneponto Regency in South Sulawesi. This research aims to formulate a model of community empowerment policy in Jeneponto Regency to address this issue. The study uses a qualitative descriptive method, with a specific focus on observing the situation of poor people in Kapita Village, Jeneponto Regency. Data collection involves using observation, interviews, and documentation techniques. The policy model for empowering the poor in Jeneponto Regency is implemented through collaboration between the government, relevant SKPD (Local Government Work Units), and NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations). The activities conducted for the poor are designed to enhance their knowledge, attitude, and skills, primarily in the field of farming and livestock businesses related to agriculture. The knowledge developed among the poor includes effective management of farming and livestock businesses, operating tractors, and utilizing agriculture. Attitude improvement is fostered by promoting a sense of community, helping one another for the common good, advocating the use of machines over animals, encouraging morale, discipline, and fostering positive relationships. In terms of skill improvement, the poor are trained in repairing vehicles and crafting cabinets and chairs. The policy model of empowering the poor emphasizes the utilization of assistance, training, and support to enable the process of empowering the poor, ultimately leading to their betterment, empowerment, and independence.
Keywords: model, empowerment policy, poor farming community