DEVELOPMENT OF TEMPE PROCESSING BUSSINESS THROUGH PRODUCT DIVERSIFICATION IN LENTENG AGUNG, SOUTH JAKARTA
The purpose of this activity is to develop business activities for tempe producers as partners, located in Lenteng Agung, South Jakarta. The tempeproducer partners wanted that their tempe processing business to be more developed, with expectation that to improvetheir welfare. At the beginning, the partners only produced fresh tempe with a limited market due to many competitors producing the same product. Therefore, the partners were facing difficulties to increase their production volume. The outputs to be achieved in this activity for partners were (1) Diversification of processed tempe products and (2) business management. The stages of the activities carried out were (1) Introduction of tempe processing with regard to hygiene and sanitation principles; (2) Training of appropriate technology to diversify processed tempe products to provide added value and expand the market segment of tempe; and (3) Training of an economically productive community empowerment model in the form of business development management through the diversification of processed tempe products. To strengthen the efforts in business development, it is necessary to diversify products, namely semi-moist processed tempe products (tempe nuggets and temperolade) which can be consumed as side dishes. The processing process of processed tempe products used simple technology that can be done by small scale industries. In addition to the transfer of technology packages, the two partners were also trained the knowledge to assess the feasibility of the business.