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Metekap a wonderful way of farming in Bali

The beauty of traditional farming in Bali. Enjoy green holiday in Bali. 
 
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Beautiful rice field in Bukit Jambul, Bali. Image: en.eurotelgroup.com
Everyone in this digital era so infatuated with the advancement of technology, not only for communication needs such as the proliferation of gadgets and smartphones. 

Everyone was infatuated with smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and so on. Almost all aspects of life seems everyone is chasing time. New technologies are always emerging, not only in the field of information technology and technology for economic activity or business. 

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Metekap, the traditional way of farming in Bali. Image: Ni Ketut Ariati.
Agriculture, plantations and farms also got a touch of high technology. It is definitely high technology created to increase productivity, save time and efficiency, in order to obtain the results as much as possible.

Let's adventure and explore the beauty of the terraced rice fields in Bali.

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Beautiful rice fields. Image: realbali.com
Because speed is everything, and of course a target to achieve great results must also be in quick time, so that of modern humans often forget about the conservation of nature and environmental sustainability. In the midst of the onslaught of technology, there are still rice farmers who loves old-fashioned technology and is very outdated. If your vacation to Bali, you definitely found the green rice field, or witness the growing of rice in terraced rice fields. You will marvel at the beauty of the terraced rice fields in Bali. There is a river flowing in the valley or on the roadside.

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Adventure in the rice fields of Bali. Image: balihaitour.com
Vacation in Bali with visiting rice fields and traditional villages in Bali is an enjoyable tourist activities. You can commemorate the history of agriculture in your country, where you still find farmers being "Metekap" with cow for working the fields. In fact, you can direct the practice of agricultural activities by participating with farmers to plant rice. If interested, you can choose a special tour package like this in Bali, and will surely be an unforgettable experience.

On a beautiful morning, you can also watch a Balinese farmer farming activity in a way metekap before planting rice seeds. Metekap is loosening soil activity before the farmers plant rice seedlings. In contrast to the modern farmer, there are still many Balinese farmers use cattle for metekap. They are not interested in using a tractor to plant rice. They are more satisfied working with the Bali cattle is strong and able to work hard together with the farmers.

Is Bali's farmers can not afford to buy a tractor? Perhaps it's true, but some farmers feel more satisfied if they took the cows working in the fields when they will plant rice seedlings. 

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Planting paddy seed in Bali. Image: Ni Ketut Ariati
If you look, then you will be pleased to see the positive effects of traditional agriculture in Bali. When the cow work in the fields, then the cow defecates during the cow moves in the fields. It turns cow manure is a very safe organic fertilizer to the soil, and the environment, as well as the cow urine. While modern factory manufactured fertilizer is made from chemical fertilizer, so if used continuously, the chemical fertilizer will ruin the soil in the long term. According to the study, the worm would not want to live in contaminated soil by chemical fertilizers.

Advanced technology and chemicals may not always be a positive answer to the sustainability of the environment. In fact, humans and other living creatures will be affected badly, could even lead to the occurrence of extreme climate change. If you are a farmer or rancher, then you can start an organic farm or farms organically, and still can be combined with the most cutting-edge technology. In every era there must be a solution for a better life.

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