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 …
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
I deeply appreciate everyone present here today for sparing your time to join us in welcoming the Director General of Agriculture’s visit to learn about CAP’s sustainable farming project.
We thank all teachers, students, farmers from Penang, Kedah and Perak who are here today and who have been actively involved in CAP’s sustainable farming projects all these years. We also have strong support from the public and media who has been highlighting our farming ventures. Thank you all.
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 …
Impetus Needed for Urban Farming
Speech by CAP President, SM Mohd Idris at the launch
Urban 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 of backyard, roof-top and balcony gardening, community gardening in vacant lots and parks, roadside urban fringe agriculture and livestock grazing in open space. It is reported that around 15 percent of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas.
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, they spray pesticides in their field which leads to the perishing of beneficial insects together with the pests.