Photo: Regional Secretary of the Bali NasDem Party DPW, I Nyoman Winatha and his staff together with the Head of the Watershed Management Center (DAS) and Unda Anyar Protection Forest, Dr. Ir. Titik Wurdiningsih, M.Si, and the staff took a photo with the recipients of the aid for productive and superior fruit tree seeds, Saturday (14/8/2021) morning.
Bali, let’s plant so that nature is sustainable. Bali, let’s go back to farming. Because during a pandemic, agriculture never dies.
The spirit and message that the DPW of the Bali Province NasDem Party continues to echo with real actions also provide support and facilitate the assistance of productive and superior fruit tree seeds to the Balinese people.
In the midst of the current Covid-19 pandemic, NasDem Bali facilitated the assistance of 4,500 tree seedlings from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia at the Permanent Nursery of the Watershed Management Center (DAS) and the Unda Anyar Protection Forest, South Denpasar, Saturday (14/02). 8/2021) morning.
This initial seed assistance was given to communities in three regencies/cities in Bali. The beneficiaries are the Subak Sembung Peguyangan Ecotourism Group in Denpasar City (2,000 seeds), the Batu Belah Tourism Awareness Group in Jembrana Regency (2,000 seeds), and the Merta Sari Karangasem Livestock Farmer Group (500 seeds). There are six types of productive and superior fruit tree seeds distributed, namely butter avocado, sweet arum mango, otong durian, crystal guava, sapodilla kecik, and jackfruit.
The assistance was handed over directly to the Regional Secretary of the Bali NasDem Party DPW I Nyoman Winatha together with the Head of the Watershed Management Center (DAS) and the Unda Anyar Protection Forest, Dr. Ir. Titik Wurdiningsih, M.Si, Manager of the Permanent Nursery Center Suwung Ade Supriatna, Deputy Chair for Beginner and Millennial Voters at NasDem Bali I Kadek Eggy Segel, Deputy Chair for Environment at NasDem Bali DPW Siti Amelia, Deputy Chair for Forestry at NasDem Bali DPW Didik Purwati , and a number of other NasDem Bali cadres because they collided with health protocol rules.
The Coordinator of the Delivery of Tree Seeds I Kadek Eggy Segel who is also the Deputy Chair of the NasDem Bali DPW Beginner and Millennial Voting Division said that the distribution of fruit seeds during the Covid-19 pandemic was the first to be carried out and the program would continue to gradually target other regions and groups. other recipients in Bali.
This program is also a form of NasDem’s concern for environmental conservation in Bali and also a moral movement to invite the younger generation of Bali to like farming. “The goal is that in the midst of the difficult situation during the current Covid-19 pandemic, we invite the community, especially young people, the millennial generation to like gardening, planting and farming. This is also important for environmental sustainability and providing economic value to the community,” explained Eggy.
The Regional Secretary of the Bali NasDem Party DPW, I Nyoman Winatha, said he was happy to be able to visit the super beautiful and cool Suwung Permanent Nursery Hall. He thanked him for being invited to tour the house with the various plant seeds.
“First, we would like to thank the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia for facilitating the distribution of 4,500 seeds of this plant. The same program will be continued in 6 other districts. This is extraordinary support to welcome the 76th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia and the 63rd Anniversary of the Bali Provincial Government,” said Winatha when met at the location of the event.
The distribution of these seeds, added Winatha, is a tangible form of support from the Bali NasDem DPW for the vision of Nangun Sat Kerthi Loka Bali which is aimed at preserving the nature of the Island of the Gods and everything in it. Not just distributing seeds, Winatha hopes that these plants can be used optimally so that they have economic value.
“We experienced a drastic decline during the Covid-19 pandemic. It can be said to be very slumped in the tourism sector. While waiting for the situation to recover, we would like to invite the community to return to planting and gardening in these difficult days. So there is a positive alternative to anticipate these difficulties,” said Winatha.
It was said that the distribution of seeds today was initiated by the millennial cadres of NasDem Bali, which was coordinated by the Deputy Chair for the Beginner and Millennial Voters Division of NasDem Bali. “We really hope that millennials are not ashamed to farm, garden, because the tourism sector is really affected and takes a long time to recover. Take advantage of this positive thing to find positive solutions in the midst of a pandemic,” said the businessman from Jembrana.
Regarding the agricultural sector, Winatha emphasized that many parties are not aware that being a farmer is a noble goal and can improve people’s lives. When managed professionally, being a farmer is the ladder to true success.
“Russia, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands and Vietnam really like mangoes from Bali because they have a distinctive taste. No matter how much we send them they want to buy. Likewise with durian. One kilogram of mango costs IDR 500,000 more. Very promising, isn’t it?” Winatha said. (and)