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 · Bali's Shrinking Rice Bowl
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

Bali's Shrinking Rice Bowl

750 Hectares of Agricultural Land Lost Each Year in Bali as Island Agrarian Culture Fades into Oblivion.


Bali News: Bali, agriculture, Udayana University, Wayan Windia, self sufficiency
Click Image to Enlarge

(2/22/2010)

The national news agency Antara reports that agricultural lands in Bali continue to diminish, shrinking the amount of arable land by 750 hectares every year.

Dr. I Wayan Windia, a Professor from the Agriculture Faculty of Bali's Udayana University says, "rapid development, particularly in the tourism sector, is causing an unavoidable change of function for agricultural lands."

According to this leading academic, the alteration of land use is posing a threat to Bali's agriculture-based culture, creating a downside for the preservation of Balinese culture in the current rapid pace of development.

"If the traditional ‘subak' system of agriculture is destroyed, then our agrarian culture can also be destroyed. This is an automatic consequence of our failure to defend our agricultural self-sufficiency," he explained.

Professor Windia explained that in Bali's long history the philosophy of Tri Hita Kirana, which emphasizes the maintenance of a balance between members of society, the environment and belief in the Almighty, has been an integral part of Balinese daily life and the operation of the subak system. He also believes that the role of the subak is extremely important in the island's agricultural system and cannot be replaced by any other institution.

"Based on the principles of Tri Hita Karana reflected in our rice growing agriculture, the subak plays a key part in food self sufficiency while at the same time preserving our environment," said Windia.

The esteemed Professor said that agricultural development in Bali over the coming five years must focus on food self-sufficiency based on production capability, the diversification of crops, organizations and local culture. He also maintains that government policy must promote agricultural businesses able to compete in an increasingly competitive global market.


© 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
2015 HERBALIFE Bali International Triathlon
2015 HERBALIFE Bali International Triathlon on Sunday, October 25th to Provide Free Detour on Bali Mandara Toll Road
(8/23/2015)
Resident Domain
New Rules on Foreign Property Ownership to Require Legal Residency in Indonesia
(8/23/2015)
Surround Yourself with Beauty
‘Ties & Tiaras’ – Join a Night with the 10 Finalists in the Miss Bali Tropix Pageant September 26, 2015 at Trans Resort Bali
(8/24/2015)
A Lack of Noblese Oblige
Member of Denpasar Royal Household Headed to Prison for Property Fraud and Embezzlement
(8/24/2015)
End Nowhere in Sight for a Long Hot Summer
El Niño Predicted to Create Prolonged Drought Conditions in Wide Areas of Bali
(8/23/2015)
A Bupati Too Busy to Look?
Lawmakers and Regency Officials Appear Reluctant to Take Action Against Recalcitrant Hotel Projects in South Bali
(8/22/2015)
Gotta Know When to Hold Them
Bali Immigration Authorities Arrest 47 Chinese and a Taiwanese Suspected of Running an On-Line Gambling Operation from Bali
(8/23/2015)
The Art of the Deal Made in Bali
Trump Hotels Sign Management Deal with MNC Group to Manage Nirwana Golf and Hotel Complex at Tanah Lot, West Bali
(8/23/2015)
Kid’s Play So Kids Can Play
Citra Scholastika and Bastian Steel in An Evening of Musical Magic at The Westin Nusa Dua Bali on October 16, 2015
(8/23/2015)
Lost in Translation
President Axes Requirement for Indonesian Language Proficiency for Foreign Workers
(8/23/2015)
Will Taxi Drivers be Called Gondoliers?
Former Bali Lawmaker Wants Elevated Highway to Bisect Kuta and End Traffic Congestion
(8/23/2015)
Yes, It’s Safe to Fly Again
State Agencies Declare Flights to Bali and East Java No Longer Threatened by Mt. Raung Volcanic Eruptions
(8/23/2015)
All [News]!