Diah Damayanti

Diah Damayanti

Green Farming Organizer

Biography

Diah is a high school student from SMAN 1 Abiansemal. She is also a member of Kul-Kul Connection, a community integration program at Green School Bali that serves English and Environmental education. She has a huge spirit to do action and passionate about ecopreneurs. Together with other 6 Balinese youths, she initiates a social enterprise intended to help local farmers back to organic farming and facilitate the access to the market. She believes farmers play important role in creating a better life by producing a good and healthy food.

Talk Summary

Green Farming Organizer

Green Farming Organizer is a social enterprise driven by Balinese youths intended to help local farmers back to organic farming and facilitate the access to the market. The aims of this project are to protect the environment, in particular, to minimize soil degradation and to decrease water pollution caused by chemical fertilizer and pesticide ; To provide local organic rice ; to engage the customers to buy organic products/ rice in order to sustain the farmers financially ; to inspire young generations to see the opportunity in green farming as a promising job in the future. To make GFO works there are 5 steps to do, such as : (1) Reaching out Subak community, (2) Connecting farmers to green practitioners and hosting an intensive course about organic rice farming, (3) Monitoring the organic farming implemented by the farmers , (4) Creating farmers profile on social media, (5) Connecting farmers to the consumers/ markets.