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Day: December 16, 2022

“AGROECOLOGY FOR ALL: Initiatives in Malaysia” – FARMERS

LEE KOK LEONG A Plea to Address the Plight of Landless Farmers Lee Kong Leong worked as an engineer for over 2 decades. Then he decided to switch his career to something life-enhancing and duly found his calling in farming. “I was determined that if at all I wanted to do farming, it should be without the intrusion of agrochemicals,” recalled Lee. In 2008, Lee approached the Agriculture...
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“AGROECOLOGY FOR ALL: Initiatives in Malaysia” – FARMERS

YAHQAPPU ADAIKKALAM Devoted to Farming Yahqappu Adaikkalam’s 1½ acres of land at Batu Arang, Selangor, radiates all the agroecological features that are essential to protecting the earth from the intimidating clutches of agrochemicals. The 20 years of practising natural farming have turned Yahqappu into a refined farmer who puts the environment to the fore at all costs. Yahqappu has the least...
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A Commission of Inquiry should be set up for the landslide tragedy in Batang Kali

SAM is shocked to learn about the horrific landslide tragedy in Batang Kali which has claimed several lives including children. Time and again we have been warning about allowing earthworks and other forms of activities on highlands and hillslopes which are environmentally sensitive areas. The root causes of the tragedy must be investigated and publicly disclosed. How was a campsite allowed on a...
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Transformative Cities People’s Choice Award 2022

WINNERS ANNOUNCED Thank you to everyone who voted and celebrated the #TransformativeCities with us from all across the world! The award had a record-breaking reach, with over 16,000 people voting in the People's Choice Award, more than 50 media reports, and dozens of local events. Together we were able to highlight inspiring stories of change and share transformative practices with tens of...
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COOKING TASKS ENHANCE YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT

Do you know that when your child helps make a dish, they're generally more willing to try it instead of just serving it to them? Cooking with kids provides the perfect environment to learn about new foods, develop their skills, discover their preferences & dislikes, and much more. (European Food Information Council) Giving children meal preparation tasks helps to enhance their development -...
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90 Civil Society Groups Call on China to Protect Biodiversity in its Overseas Investments

On December 15, 2022, 90 civil society groups from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the world called on Chinese authorities and actors to protect biodiversity and people in its overseas investments. As China is chairing the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP) currently underway this month, civil society and impacted communities voiced concerns that...
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Authorities need to seriously root out wildlife trafficking

The Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) welcomes the news of the arrest of a Malaysian wildlife trafficker and his extradition to the United States. According to the news release by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) on 30 June 2022, he was arrested by the Thai police in Bangkok. If convicted, this would show the world that wildlife traffickers are criminals and that crime does not...
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“AGROECOLOGY FOR ALL: Initiatives in Malaysia” – FARMERS

CHUAH JIUNN HARNG Reviving the Soil and Recreating Lives Chuah Jiunn Harng, fondly called Jake, developed the dream of being an organic farmer while studying biotechnology at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. During his internship at another university, part of his job was to assist Masters students in researching genetically modified foods. These students were working on ways to increase the...
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