“Hey farmer, farmer, put away your DDT.
I don't care about spots on my apples, leave me the birds and the bees.”
- Joni Mitchell, 1970.
For the past half century, chemical inputs in agriculture have had a horrifically degenerative impact on life in the soil, biodiversity and human health. By returning to natural farming methods and aligning with nature’s genius, we can witness a miraculous resurgence of life in the fields that sustain our lives with their yields.
Balinese farmers are ready to make the transition to natural farming, but the key challenges are overcoming the initial cost of organic inputs, the heavier labour required to get started, and ensuring that food and financial security are not jeopardized in the event that yields dip temporarily during the transition.
So what will incentivize farmers to face these challenges? Establishing a stable market for naturally farmed rice will catalyze a movement away from farming with chemical inputs.
Let's bring on the change !
Our goal is to regenerate 6 hectares of land in Subak Uma Lambing by creating a market for 3 tons of naturally farmed rice per month. This will involve the efforts of a critical mass of farmers in the Subak Uma Lambing cooperative to inspire other farmers to join the movement too.
We see the potential of eliminating chemical inputs from farming in Bali one farmer and one rice paddy at a time, making this island recognized for a regenerative movement that could reach from local to global.
Bersama kita bisa! Together, we can!
We want to give back to Balinese people
Many Balinese people have struggled a great deal as a result of the implosion of the tourism industry due to the pandemic.
Therefore, we have teamed up with two great organizations that have been working tirelessly to ensure Balinese people in need have access to nutritious food.
With our healthy rice campaign, you can purchase rice from the farmers we are working with and donate it either to SOLEMEN or SOS Indonesia. SOLEMEN cares for more than 2.400 disabled people in Bali and SOS Indonesia is currently feeding over 3.000 Balinese people healthy food every day.
You make the payment through our website and we handle the rest.
How can you support the campaign ?
By one act of kindness you are supporting two good causes – healing our soil and feeding those in need.
All rice is sourced from Subak Uma Lambing, a rice farming agricultural area in the heart of Bali involving 250 farmers in its cooperative
Cost per bag
You can donate 25kg bags, each costs 500.000 Rp (equivalent of $35 or €29)
Chose who to support
When making your purchase, simply indicate to which organisation – Solemen or SOS Indonesia – the rice should be delivered to