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Intensive farming reaps rewards

  • Trisha Sertori

    Contributor

Singakerta   /   Thu, July 2 2009   /  01:35 pm

Living from frogs: Bullfrog breeders Nyoman Rata (left), Nyoman Dugil (front right) and Wayan Sudibya tend the bullfrog ponds at their Singakerta home. Lyrics from 1980's rock band Credence Clearwater Revival's "Jeremiah was a bullfrog, he was a good friend of mine", is an apt descriptor of the home of three generations of bullfrog and catfish farmers in Singakerta on the outskirts of Ubud. Short on land for rice fields the family has turned to intensive farming of bullfrogs and catfish on a 300 square meter plot of land as a viable sideline to their regular jobs. "I don't have rice fields so I rent this piece of land to grow the catfish and it's also here we grow on the bullfrog tadpoles," says 70 year old Nyoman Dugil, who also supplies his family with vegetables from the land. On this handkerchief sized plot of land Dugil with son Nyoma...