Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Made and Wayan Have a Farm, Ee i Ee i Oh!
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

Made and Wayan Have a Farm, Ee i Ee i Oh!

Pressure Mounts for Bali Hotels and Restaurants to Use More Local Agricultural Products.

Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, PHRI, agricultural products, Dr. Gede Sri Darma, Bagus Sudibya, Perry Markus, BHA
Click Image to Enlarge


The call for the use of more local agricultural products in Bali's hotels, restaurants and shopping centers continues as local tourism and hospitality leaders seek ways to overcome impediments of consistency of supply and quality which have generally been cited by local buyers for their preference of imported over local goods.

In order to find way to increase the use of local agricultural products, officials from Bali's leading tourism organizations are seeking to sit together. "By sitting together and seeking the best solution, the farmers and the tourism operators can stop the current tendency of blaming each other for the problem," said Perry Markus, the secretary-general of the Bali chapter of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI-Bali).

Markus insists that the tourism industry has never refused to use local agricultural products, saying that hotels generally purchase goods via local hotel suppliers.

"If we take the products directly from the farmers we will encounter many problems, such as limited production capabilities of the farmers. The tourism industry needs a continuous dependable supply of local products," insisted Markus. While PHRI-Bali members are eager to use local products, concerns persist as to whether local farmers can provide a consistent quality and continuing supply of fruits and vegetables. Adding, "our farmers are unable to fulfill the supply criteria of the tourism sector; time is still needed for them to be able to penetrate Bali's hotel sector."

The coordinator for the Indonesian Association of Travel Agents (ASITA) for Bali, East and West Nusa Tenggara, Bagus Sudibya, has recommended that the government consider giving awards and incentives to hotels and restaurants who prioritize the use of local farm products. Sudibya points to the case of Thailand where the government give tax incentives to hotel investors who pledge to use local agricultural products.

Separately, the rector of the National Education University (Undiknas) in Denpasar, Professor Dr. Gede Sri Darma, said the way to increase agricultural productivity in Bali Is through the application of location-specific technology. Because of the major role played by farmers in providing food for the public, Darma said the welfare of the island's farmers must be made a top priority.

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Plaga Wine
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!

Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!

or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Ace Trumps Hotels and Restaurants in Bali
Cok Ace’ Elected to Third Term as Chairman of Bali-PHRI
Unbeatable Seller Prices for BBTF 2016
Seller Discounts for Bali & Beyond Travel Fair 2016 for Confirmed Bookings Made Before November 30, 2016
The More the Merrier?
Denpasar Administration will Not Impose Moratorium on New Hotels
GO-JEK Doesn’t Deliver Grass
Famous Indonesian Musician Caught with Marijuana After Using Go-Jek Driver for a Drug Pick Up
When Passengers Roar at the Lion
Angry Lion Air Passengers Commandeer a Runway at Jakarta’s Airport
Indonesians Encouraged to Visit Australia
Australia Introducing Easier Visa Controls to Encourage Indonesians to Visit Australia
Striving for Safety
PHRI: Majority of Hotels Falling Short on Security and Safety Assessments
Buy My Horse, He's Hungry
Competing with Modernity, 80-year Old Dokar Driver in Bali’s Capital of Denpasar Faces Difficulty in Feeding Himself and His Horse
Banyuwangi Flights from Bali Axed
Garuda Indonesia Cancels Bali to Banyuwangi, East Java Flights
You Raise Me Up
New Minimum 2016 Wage Levels Announced for Badung Regency and Denpasar in Bali
RIMBA Takes Mexican Food to New Heights
UNIQUE Rooftops Bar & Restaurant at RIMBA Jimbaran Offers Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Ready, Aim. . . Wait!
Indonesia Put Stay on Further Executions While Economy Idles
All [News]!