ABOUT BALI ORGANIX
Bali Organix products are grown in the mineral-rich, volcanic soils of Bali (Indonesia) using organic and sustainable irrigation systems developed more than 1,000 years ago by Hindu priests. The practice of "Tri Hita Karana" (the three sources of prosperity), a philosophy focused on the harmonization between the environment, humans and God, is still important today.
We strongly believe in offering products that are:
We only use organic techniques to reduce our impact on the environment, improve crop fertility and maximize the health benefits of our ingredients. Not only are our farmers growing high quality products, but they are putting vital nutrients back into the soil to promote the healthy growth of the plantation. For example, we re-use the coffee pulp (outside skin of the cherry) as a natural fertilizer: potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen are the major nutrients that our plants need, so by using it in addition to manure and compost, our farmers are able to supply those essential nutrients from organic sources.
Bali is a tropical Island blessed with an abundance of amazing produce that it can offer to its own people and foreigners around the World. Locally grown ingredients not only helps the local economy but it assures our customers fresher, healthier and tastier products. Our commitment to source locally, therefore meets our consumer decision to support small scale farmers and desire to have the best quality of healthy organic food. Our ingredients are fresh, delivered soon after harvest and grown on small sustainable farms using 100% organic practices. They are grown in the Kintamani region of Bali, at the base of Batur volcano, famous for its rich and fertile soils that produce award-winning coffee, citrus fruits and even grapes for wine.
The overall objective of direct trade is to eliminate the power imbalances that exist in traditional supply chains by focusing on quality. In Bali, we source the best food produce possible, develop long-standing relationships with our farmers and pay an empowering price that benefits the whole community. The big difference between “Fair Trade” and “Direct Trade” is their base:
Fair Trade (competitors model) uses a minimum price as a base, hoping that quality comes with price. The problem with Fair Trade certified farmers is that they are rewarded for great business practices, but not necessarily great quality produce. Sadly because the food goes through middleman exporters, the final profit to the farmers is much lower. This results in lower salaries and lower quality produce.
Direct Trade (our model) focuses on quality as its base and ensures a better price is paid for a higher quality product. This motivates farmers to keep improving, whilst rewarding consumers with healthy and great tasting produce.
"Eating organic isn't a trend, it's a return to tradition" is our slogan for a good reason. We strongly believe that "organic" is the only way that food was meant to be produced and eaten by humans. Food that we put into our bodies should not be full of pesticides, hormones, antibiotics or genetically modified (GMO). Toxic pesticides used in non-organic farms runs into the drinking water supply and can affect both human and animal health. Eating organic food supports and protects the environment whilst also rewarding you with more natural and healthier nutrients.
We practice sustainable organic agriculture which improves our farms resistance to disease. For example, our organic coffee is shade-grown between citrus trees to promote forest preservation, minimize soil erosion and support a healthy ecosystem. Balinese bird populations develop mutually beneficial relationships with our coffee fields; enjoying the habitat while keeping insect populations under control and naturally fertilizing the soil.
We strongly believe that the ancient cultures have the most to teach us about organic, natural and healthy living. Why? Because they existed for 1000s of years without the need for modern medicines and were able to live long, healthy lives using only the land and local wisdom passed down through the culture. The Hindu culture in Bali is still thriving today due to their commitment to remembering the way of the past and whilst adapting it to modern environment. Our products have and always will be dedicated to honoring the culture of Bali and all its beautiful teachings about health and wellness.
We are always looking to improve and innovate the products that we offer. If you have any feedback or suggestions please visit our contact us page.