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Jakarta Post

Bali administration develops 40 integrated farming sites

  • Wasti Atmodjo

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 10 2010   /  01:56 pm

Bali provincial administration is currently developing 40 integrated farming locations with Rp 8 billion *US$860,125* in funds from the provincial 2010 budget. Made Putra Suryawan, head of Bali Agriculture office, said such integrated farming development was a breakthrough that would accelerate the integration of new farming technology with traditional farming systems. The new technology would allow farmers to combine their planting systems, growing major food commodities like rice, corn and soy within one specific location. "Farmers can grow various types of productive food commodities and raising poultry or cattle would increase farmers' revenues." Farmers would also have easier access to micro-finance institution and marketing of their products. The technology re-introduces farmers to the organic farming system, long forgotten by the locals. In the early ...