Niaga Mandiri Pertanian
Category of Environmental Innovation or Project
What's the innovation or project?
Sustainable agriculture (planting and marketing organic agricultural products).
Why does the innovation or project matter?
At present there are not many people who are willing to pursue a profession as a farmer, because they regard farming as not producing sufficient income for their day-to-day needs. This is one of the factors that has caused a lot of land to be vacant and not utilized such that there is pressure to alter the function of the land and use it for non-agricultural pursuits. This initiative aims to restore agricultural land to its original function through the development of organic agricultural products in a way that is straightforward and does not require a lot of capital. With this effort, hoped for outcomes include a reduction in the amount of land changing function and a reduction of the chemical burden in the environment by applying organic systems.
How do you or your team know that the innovation or project is working (or making a positive contribution)?
An increasing amount of organic agricultural produce will be marketed and more people will be encouraged to use their agricultural land wisely.
What has contributed to the innovation or project working?
Reducing land conversion and developing organic and environmentally friendly agricultural products.
What else would help the innovation or project be more successful?
There will be discussion forums and places to learn about organic farming, so that there will be more experience of and knowledge about organic farming.
Is the innovation or project self-sustaining? If not, what needs to be done for that to happen?
What are the impediments to success and what if anything can help overcome these impediments?
Crop maintenance levels must be high in order to prevent insect attack. Such challenges can be overcome by strict monitoring of plants that have been planted out.
Sale of plant seeds
What Balinese value does this initiative invoke?
Restoring the culture of farming as part of Balinese ancestral heritage (Subak Abian) and implementing Tri Hita Karana, particularly Palemahan.
People/groups to contact
Pande Dodik Sukadana (082236297396)