During the 1970s and ‘80s we and other Balinese farmers were subsidized to use hybrid seeds and chemical fertilizers to increase crop yields and achieve a surplus. This goal was achieved, but over-farming and the use of chemicals created adverse environmental and social consequences. 

Today Uma Lambing is returning to growing rice the traditional way – using traditional varieties, natural fertilizers and sustainable practices. With the success of each crop, more farmers are converting to eco-friendly farming to grow healthy produce and ensure the future health and prosperity of our land and people.