This research studies about the strengthening of social capital in agricultural oriented tourism development and its potential to decrease poverty rate in Batu City. The high rate of poverty in East Java shows a serious problem. This phenomenon makes the effort to alleviate poverty, especially in Batu City. The result of this study showed a significant effect for alleviating poverty through strengthening social capital in the tourism development. This paper uses case study method, while the data collected by conducting in depth interviews techniques. It can be describe about strengthening of social capital in tourism development to alleviate poverty.