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Helianti Hilman – Indigenous Food Biodiversity Frontrunner

Inspired by Indonesia’s food biodiversity, indigenous wisdom and spiritualism, Helianti founded Javara in 2008 to keep such heritage alive. Javara works with over 52,000 farmers across Indonesia, selling over 700 artisanal organic products both domestically and for export. She has been recognized among Indonesia’s top social entrepreneurs both regionally and internationally.

Terinspirasi dari biodiversity, petuah asal, dan spiritual, Helianti Hilman mendirikan Javara di tahun 2008. Bekerja sama dengan 52,000 petani di pelosok Indonesia dan menjual lebih dari 700 produk artisan, Javara menjaga peninggalan kuliner Indonesia untuk tetap hidup, dan menjual produknya di dalam dan luar negeri. Helianti juga salah satu pengusaha sosial terkemuka nasional maupun internasional.

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Think, Talk, Taste: The Language of Spices

Clove, kluwak, cinnamon and nutmeg. Coriander, cumin, caraway and mustard. If these words are music to your ears, this session will be food for your soul. Join our local and …


Teater Kuliner: Fresh from the Jungle with Charles Toto and Helianti Hilman

With foraged ingredients from the forests of his fertile homelands, Charles Toto, the Jungle Chef from Jayapura, puts a Papuan twist on Western favorites. Alongside indigenous food biodiversity frontrunner Helianti …


Think, Talk, Taste: Every Flavor is a Story

Infused with the theme ‘Every flavor is a story’, the third Ubud Food Festival compels us to consider not just the stories food tells us, but the stories we tell …