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Fertile Pursuits

Bali Governor Claiming Award for His Support of Organic Fertilizers for Islandís Farmers

(11/16/2012) The National News Agency Antara reports that Governor Made Mangku is due to receive an award from the Indonesian Minster of Agriculture, Suswono, for promoting the use of organic fertilizers in Bali.

"The award will be granted by the Minister on November 28 at the Ministry of Agriculture building in Jakarta," said Ida Bagus Wisnuardana, Head of Department of Food Crops, on Monday, November 12, 2012.

Both Central Java and West Sumatra will be similarly recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture.

Bali has provided 13,333 tons of subsidized organic fertilizer to farmers working an estimated 26,000 hectares of land.

"Subsidised organic fertilizers are sold to the farmers for Rp. 200 per kilogram, whereas the actual price of unsubsidized organic fertilizers range between Rp 1,000 and Rp 1,200 per kilogram," Wisnuardana explained.