Bali’s northern Regency of Buleleng is working on expanding the export potential of fruit produced in the region. One of the fruits exported from northern Bali is the mangosteen – known locally as manggis. The current production of mangosteens in the Buleleng Regency approaches 10.5 tons. Local farmers are accessing export markets via an agent operating from Denpasar. To increase production, the Buleleng Regency Administration plans to dedicate 50 hectares of land in Busungbiu District to mangosteen cultivation.
The Head of Agriculture and Horticulture in Buleleng, I Gede Subudi, said farmers would get assistance from the Regency, including 100 seedlings per hectare for the Kaligesing variety of Mangosteen, two tons of organic fertilizer per hectare, 300 kilograms of dolomite fertilizer per hectare, and a further 100 kilograms of NPK fertilizer per hectare.
The assistance will be given to farmers in each village starting from June 2023 to allow the land area to be gradually prepared for planting.