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Category: Natural Farming EN

Stop Live Transport

Transporting of livestock. Most people interested in animal welfare would agree that transporting livestock destined for slaughter across a country, an ocean or a continent is a practice that should be discontinued. Though the status of  animal transport in each region presents a somewhat different context, the basic  problems of overcrowding, rough handling and ill effects from long rides...
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CAP calls on Government not to join UPOV that does not safeguard rights of small farmers

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) strongly calls on the Malaysian Government not to join the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants of 1991 (UPOV 1991). CAP has learnt that the Malaysian government has been under increasing pressure to agree to such a move, and we are most worried and fear that the government will give way and join UPOV, which will be...
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Eliminate Pests Using Biological Control Methods

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) recommends that the Agriculture Department and related agencies to intensify the use of biological methods for farmers to control the threat of pests in paddy cultivation.   Biological control is beneficial in the long run. In addition, farmers do not have to spend money to purchase pesticides and prevent exposure to health problems associated with...
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Announcement

  CAP is conducting a Training on Urban Garden without chemical at its premises 10, Jalan Masjid Negeri on 18 June 2016 from 9am-11.30am. Live demo on converting kitchen waste into fertilizers, making of growth promoters for plants, pot mixture and valuable gardening tips will be shared during training. Participation through registration only. SMS or whats app your registration to 012-5374899 /...
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Chemical-Free Sustainable Farming is the Way Forward

Speech by Mr. S.M. Mohamed Idris, President of Consumers’ Association of Penang on 26 May 2016 in Penang. Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Ahmad Zakaria bin Mohamad Sidek Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Pertanian Malaysia Encik Azahar bin Haji Ibrahim Pengarah Jabatan Pertanian Negeri Pulau Pinang Saudara-saudari sekalian. I deeply appreciate everyone present here today for sparing your time to join us in...
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Urban Garden Training

CAP is organising an "Urban Garden Training" for public who are keen in practicing own gardening. The training includes demonstration on converting kitchen waste into compost, pot mixtures and techniques of growing vegetables. It will be held on 12th March 2016, 8.45am till 11.30am at CAP office, 10 Jalan Masjid Negeri, Penang. Only limited number of people is allowed for the training. Kindly...
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Minister of Agriculture launches CAP’s Urban Farming Project

Impetus Needed for Urban Farming Speech by CAP President, SM Mohd Idris at the launchUrban farming is fast picking up all over the world, be it done individually or in a community setting. The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) calls upon the government of Malaysia to support communities and individuals to move towards the path of urban farming.City and suburban agriculture is in the form...
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Better Understanding of Beneficial Insects Vital for Sustainable Agriculture

by N. Selvam* Pesticide use is rampant in Malaysian farms to the extent that almost all beneficial insects are wiped off from the field. A visit to several farms and further discussion with Malaysian farmers revealed the sordid condition of Malaysian farms. Farmers here resort to pesticide to get rid of pest problems. Due to farmers’ ignorance on the significance of beneficial insects,...
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Poisoning the World with Pesticides: Dawn of the Second “Silent Spring”

A survey by the Consumers’ Association of Penang’s reveals that pesticides are still widely used in farms, threatening our natural ecosystems and farm environment. As consumers, we should not only be concerned of pesticide residues on the food we eat, but also pesticides’ widespread contamination and poisoning of the world. Pesticides use is expanding in most regions of the...
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Freedom from the Battery

If you’ve never seen an ex-battery hen take her first steps on soil, or feel the sunshine on her face for the first time – then this might be five of the most moving minutes you’ll ever see. Battery cages had not only prevented these hens from expressing normal and natural behaviours – but they denied them of any quality of life. Click on the image to see the video
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