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Farmers Claim New Toll Road Threatens Bali Food Security And Iconic Rice Fields

Local community groups in Bali are making their voices heard over concerns that the new Mengwi-Gilimanuk Toll Road will devastate rural livelihoods. Groups like the People’s Struggle Democratic Front are speaking up as construction of the new toll road is now well underway. Despite raising their concerns during consultation, the building of the new transportation …

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Bali Governor Shares Solutions For Sustained Tourism Development And Food Security

Bali Governor Wayan Koster has responded to questions from the media about the island’s plans for sustained tourism development and food production. Koster highlighted solutions to food security and infrastructural development during a press conference in Denpasar on Thursday 22nd September.  Concerns were raised over Bali’s ability to produce and import sufficient food to support …

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Communities Concerned Bali Farmers Are Returning To Risky Tourism Sector For Income

The return of tourism in Nusa Penida is causing a mixed response for community leaders in the area. The Klungkung regency government has raised concerns that seaweed farmers are abandoning their crops in return for work in the tourism sector, diminishing progress that was made to the local economy during the pandemic. When Covid-19 hit …

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Australian Experts Consider Banning Travel To Bali Over Foot And Mouth Disease In Indonesia

Although Australian travelers have only been allowed to return to Bali since February, experts in Australia are now questioning whether they need to implement a new travel ban due to the tropical paradise. Indonesia is experiencing an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease. The viral disease is sweeping through livestock cattle in Java and Sumatra …

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Canadian Ambassador Visits Bali To Assist With Agriculture Training Program

The Canadian Ambassador for Indonesia, Cameron Mackay has recently visited Nusa Penida to inspect the agriculture training program that has been provided by the Canadian government as a form of support for the local community on the island The Regent of Klungkung District, I Nyoman Suwirta who accompanied Mackay during his visit said that he …

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Bali Prepares To Send Farmers Abroad To Help Reduce Unemployment

Tabanan Regional Government plans to send farmers and agricultural workers to work abroad in an effort to reduce the unemployment rate due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Vice Regent of Tabanan District, I Made Edi Wirawan said that this plan was initiated to provide more job opportunities for residents as many have been laid off …

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Bali Exports 12 Tons of Onions To Singapore To Boost National Exports

Bali is ramping up exports to drive the economy amidst the pandemic. 12 tons of onions worth USD 18,000 (IDR 250 million) have been exported to Singapore.  During an event held in Denpasar on Friday (4/12), The Commodity Trading Supervisor from Trading Ministry, Sidharta Utama, addressed that the transport is part of a series of …

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Bali Agricultural Sector In Dire Need Of Government Aid

Agriculture Professor, Wayan Windia from Udayana University, has urged the government to help the devastated agricultural sector. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) Widiana requests the government to focus its attention on farmers as they struggle to survive the consequences of the current global pandemic. He stated that the Central Government stimulus is …

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