Why Take Action?

  • Local seed gives honor and respect to local wisdom and culture, and revitalizes the ancient Balinese philosophy and practices of Tri Hita Karana.
  • Local seed provides resilience to local farmers, food communities and consumers because local seed is better adapted to local conditions, including those produced by climate change.
  • Local seed provides farmers with accessibility to a key determining factor to successful food production in Bali, at lower costs and with dependable supply.
  • Local seed production provides special opportunities for women, who have traditionally held the intuitive skills to responsibly and creatively manage the art of seed saving.
  • (Specific issues related to local food security and food sovereignty will be added in SOON.)

Upcoming Events

  • “Save Your Seeds” Workshop

    “Save Your Seeds” WorkshopDate & Venue soon to be announced

    Come join a skill building and hands-on experience in the art of traditional seed saving. Develop an appreciation of the botany of seed, and its role in plant reproduction. Learn from experts how to encourage seed production in your own home garden, and how to harvest and store seeds.

  • Sorghum Sampling

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Seed Stories

  • Dr Vandana Shiva Inspires BENIH BALI Programby Mary Jane Edleson

    Dr Vandana Shiva Inspires BENIH BALI Program

    In August, Dr Vandana Shiva visited Jakarta, east Java and Bali, inspiring large audiences on the importance of our endless fight for seed freedom. Under a program entitled OUR SEEDS, OUR FUTURE: Strengthening Indonesia’s Food Sovereignty, several non-profit organizations, including Mantasa, Slow Food Bali and IDEP Foundation, collaborated to develop a special program in Bali. Besides making a powerful presentation at a Celebration Dinner and Seminar in Bali, Vandana Shiva visited the Greenschool and had a chance to tour the UNESCO living cultural rice producing area of Jatiluwih.

  • Call to Action: Local Seed!

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