Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm?
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
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

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm?

Agriculture Programs Boosts Bali Farmer’s Livelihoods


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Agricultural Support, Tax Relief, Simantri, Subak Research Center, Wayan Windia, Ida Bagus Wisnuardana, Bali Agricultural Agency, Made Mangku Pastika, Bali Legislative Council
Click Image to Enlarge

(4/7/2013)

Although the provincial administration says that the income of farmers in Bali continues to increase annually, wages earned by agriculturalists still remain below the average per capita income figures in 2012.

At a plenary meeting of the Bali Legislative Council in Denpasar on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika said, “The farmers’ annual per capita income has continued to increase from an average Rp 6 million [US$600] in 2008 to Rp 9 million (US$900) in 2012.”

While delivering the accountability report for Bali’s integrated agriculture (Simantri) program, The Jakarta Post reports that Pastika considered the improvement of farmers’ welfare to be of major importance in the context of developing Bali’s agriculture industry. Pastika said, “In order to support food self-sufficiency here in Bali, development in the agriculture sector was addressed to encourage optimum agricultural resources, while simultaneously improving the welfare of farmers in Bali.”

The Simantri program has been designated to develop Bali’s agriculture sector, offering financial and technical assistance to farming collectives. 325 farmers’ groups are currently involved in the program with 75 of these joining in 2013.

To qualify for assistance farmers must be willing to adopt organic practices including the use of non-chemical fertilizers. The program also involves responsible stockbreeding practices and the establishment of biogas power plants. Biogas, bio-pesticides and organic fertilizer are produced from animal waste.

The Bali Agriculture Agency head, Ida Bagus Wisnuardana, admitted that despite the income growth, many obstacles to further growth remain. The report disclosed that despite the income growth, farmers’ annual per capital income was below the Island’s average of Rp 20.74 million (US$2,074) in 2012.

Wisnuardana claims “the main obstacle is the limited land owned by farmers.” Yet he remains hopeful that the program’s long-term target of increasing the farmers’ annual per capita income to Rp 12 million can be achieved. “We targeted doubling the farmers’ income compared to that of 2008. We are optimistic that we can reach our target,” he said.

Head of the Subak Research Center at Udayana University Wayan Windia considers the growth in the farmers’ income as an inadequate indicator that the welfare of the farmers has also increased. “Their income could have increased, but expenses could have increased at a greater level than their income, as inflation has also increased,” Windia said.

Windia added that tax subsidies are also important for improving the farmers’ welfare. “Land tax has burdened many farmers. The (tax) subsidy really needs to be implemented.”

Windia also suggested that without empowering subak – the traditional water management system of Bali, the Simantri program will be unable to run at an optimal level to strengthen the farmers’ economic condition.

Contributed by Nahhan Prudy


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
 
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
Happily Never After
Chinese Mainland Bride Drowns on South Bali Beach During Pre-Wedding Photo Session
(8/29/2015)
Vials of Salvation Now Available
Bali Health Department: Bali Has Enough VAR Vaccine for Three Months to Come
(8/29/2015)
Illegal Excavation on Ungasan Peninsula
Police Check Reveals PT Bali Raga Wisata Project Undertaking Illegal Excavation of Ungasan Cliff Face
(8/29/2015)
In the Event of a Tsunami
Tsunami Evacuation Plan Established for Nusa Lembongan
(8/29/2015)
Recognizing Tourism Achievement in Bali
38 Winners of Bali Tourism Awards 2015 Announced
(8/29/2015)
A Bitter Cup?
French Tourist Claimed the Was Poisoned Shortly Before Dying in Kuta Hotel Room
(8/29/2015)
The Golden Fleece
Investigation Underway in Bali of Alleged Extortion Involving Chief of the Kuta Police Precinct
(8/29/2015)
Best Things in Life are Sometimes Free
One Night Performance of Bharatanatyam Indian Classical Dance by Manjula Amaresh in Peliatan, Bali on Thursday, September 10, 2015
(8/29/2015)
Rooms? Do We Have Rooms!
Collier International Provides an Overview of New Hotel Openings in Bali
(8/28/2015)
Head of the Class
Bali Hai Cruises and West Australian Rotary Club Assists Grade School on Nusa Lembongan
(8/28/2015)
Fueling Expectations
Governor Pastika Open New Power Plant in Denpasar and Asks for Rp. 100 million Daily “Donation” from PT Indonesia Power
(8/28/2015)
Exercising the Vote, Not the Muscle
More than 12,000 Police to Ensure December Regional Elections in Bali Held without Incident
(8/28/2015)
All [News]!