Subak Abian Sari Giri posing the Subak Abian / Farmer Group with outstanding achievement that represents Badung County in the Subak Abian faming group competition for the provincial level was assessed by the team of Bali Province, Tuesday (Jul 22). Entourage of the assessment team was received by the Head of Badung Agriculture, Plantation and Forestry Agency represented by Division Head of Economic Affairs, Dewa Joni Astabrata, at meeting hall of Subak Abian Giri Sari of Bon hamlet, Belok Sidan village, Petang subdistrict.
In the speech read by Dewa Joni, the agency head delivered that the agricultural development particularly the plantation sub-sector in Badung County was performed simultaneously, both to improve the quality of human resources and enhance the natural resources through Subak Abian (farmer group) on non-irrigated field based on Tri Hita Karana. Harmony in the management of natural resources was needed for rural economic development that mostly consisted of smallholder plantations and had been divided into the areas of Subak Abian.
Further Dewa Joni read that to accelerate and stimulate the growth of agribusiness at Subak Abian (farmer groups), the Badung government through the Agriculture, Plantations and Forestry Agency continued to carry out the development, dissemination and evaluation to follow and direct the development of farmer groups. Moreover, the Badung government also provided motivation and innovation as well as advocacy for farmer groups to intensify the farming diversification efforts, so that the efforts were integrated with other sub-sectors as one of the conservation strategies of food security.
The Giri Sari Farmers Group Head, I Wayan Dasta, reported the area of Subak Abian Giri Sari was 300.228 hectares divided into 3 areas namely Munduk Pangsut (102.396 hectares), Munduk Sema (99.844 hectares) and Munduk Susutan (97.988 hectares) with the member of 174 families.
Meanwhile, the Assessment Team Leader, the Division Head of P2P, Bali Agriculture, Plantation and Forestry Agency, Made Ngr. Artana, delivered the criteria of the assessment that included the marketing, cultivation and the support of the preservation of food security.