SRI is an acronym for System of Rice Intensification, a method of rice cultivation developed and popularised in Madagascar in the 1980’s. SRI is not a standardised technological method. More importantly, it is a methodology for comprehensively managing resources — changing the way land, seeds, water, nutrients and human labour are used.
CAP and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are deeply concerned of the impending field release of Genetically Modified (GM) mosquitoes after the National Biosafety Board approved an application from the Institute of Medical Research to release GM male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
Following this, we are submitting a memorandumto the Malaysian Government raising our concerns on serious ethical, legal, public health and human rights issues which need to be addressed.
CAP organised a Go Natural Fair on 18-19 December at the Botanical Gardens in Penang.
CAP had been frequently accused of being negative and not providing solutions. The Fair is a humble attempt to show that a lot can be done if the public take the initiative into their own hands.