The Agrarian Cultural Festival (FBP) of Badung is not just a regular festival. Behind the lively parade and exhibition of the agricultural products, the synergy between the agricultural sector and tourism sector also increasingly develops. So, the FBP becomes one of the important embryos for the progress in the agricultural sector of Badung. It was revealed in the preparatory meeting of the third FBP 2014 held in the Badung Civic Center, Tuesday (Jul 22).
The meeting led by the Regent of Badung, AA Gde Agung, was also coupled with the signing of the MoU between the entrepreneurs and farmers in Badung. There were eight MoU documents signed involving a variety of agricultural products. The agricultural products involved in the cooperation were the red coffee bean, coffee powder, coffee washer, asparagus, horticulture, organic grain and organic fertilizers.
The cooperation between the employers and the farmers was the proof of Badung government effort to align the agricultural sector with other sectors, especially tourism. Under leadership of Regent AA Gde Agung, Badung was always facilitated to increase synergy of the agricultural sector, especially with tourism sector. Many people were hoping this kind of cooperation could continue to grow in order the vivacity of farmers in Badung could improve and ensure the continuity of production.
Regent Gde Agung revealed in the meeting that his party highly appreciated to employers that had participated in the FBP Badung and made the quality improvement programs successful in the agricultural sector of Badung. According to him, the concern of employers was crucial in driving the success of government program while balancing the development of the agricultural sector in North Badung and South Badung.
He explained the festival would be held at the Bridge of Bangkung River, Plaga village, Petang subdistrict. The festival took the theme ‘natural balance as a means to achieve physical and spiritual prosperity.’ The FBP Badung 2014 would take place on August 7-10. It would include various activities such as exhibitions of agricultural products, agrotourism, public market, art performances, workshops and culinary festivals. (BTN/kmb)