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Category: Natural Farming EN

STOP INDISCRIMINATE INCREASES OF THE PRICE OF VEGETABLES

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living and  Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) to take immediate steps to bring down the price of vegetables which has increased up to 160% in the past one month. Here are the comparative prices for some common vegetables: No Items Old Price (RM) New Price (RM) Percentage 1. Lady’s...
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CAP’s Seed Festival and Conference at RECSAM, Penang (22-24 Nov 2022)

The Consumers' Association of Penang (CAP) conducted a seed festival and conference at RECSAM in Penang from November 22nd to 24th 2022. The purpose of the event was to celebrate seeds and discuss the issue of seed security and sovereignty in Malaysia. About 100 participants from all over Malaysia attended the festival. Experts in agroecology and seed saving, and individuals who contribute to...
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“AGROECOLOGY FOR ALL: Initiatives in Malaysia” – TRADITIONAL OIL INDUSTRY

R. THULASEGAWRE and A. KUMARESAN Nourishing the Generation to Come with Ghee R. Thulasegawre and A. Kumaresan are helping to sustain the healthy culinary practices that have been nourishing many generations by holding passionately to the tradition of making ghee that was inherited from their forefathers. Ghee, or clarified butter, has been part of Indian cuisine for millennia. It is added to...
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“AGROECOLOGY FOR ALL: Initiatives in Malaysia” – TRADITIONAL OIL INDUSTRY

MARAN LETCHUMANAN Reviving the Wood-pressed Oil Industry for Healthy Living Most of the edible oils that are naturally processed carry abundant nutritional value and resultant health benefits. However, in the pursuit of minimising cost and optimising profit, adulteration of edible oil seems to be an inevitable part of the oil industry. In such grave situations, consumers are perplexed about what...
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“AGROECOLOGY FOR ALL: Initiatives in Malaysia” – CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION OF PENANG

Contributions of Experts in CAP's Agroecological Ventures Over the past 2 decades, many experts have contributed in terms of ideas, training, and advice in the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP)’s endeavours towards inculcating agroecological approaches among Malaysians. Among them, the following 3 experts' contributions are constant and significant for CAP's growth in its agroecological...
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MANIVELU ASEERPATHAM

Activist Who Continuously Imparts the Benefits of Natural Farming Manivelu Aseerpatham of Sungai Siput, Perak, has been an activist for the past 3 decades. He immersed himself in all of CAP’s consumer activities from the day he realised how relevant and crucial CAP’s messages are to creating awareness among Malaysian consumers. Manivelu is a driving instructor. While guiding his students on...
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“AGROECOLOGY FOR ALL: Initiatives in Malaysia” – CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION OF PENANG

KANIAPPAN THIRUVANKODAN Embracing Agroecology and Enlightening the Farming Community The soil that you are tending to is not fertile enough. The growth of the plants is not as lush as you expected it to be. Adding to your woes, come the harvesting season, you notice that the pests and diseases have wreaked havoc on the leaves and fruits. If you are a farmer or anyone into farming and are facing...
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AGROECOLOGY FOR ALL

Making Agroecology an Integral Part of the Lives of All Malaysians Recommendations to the Government from the Consumers' Association of Penang Agroecology is indispensable to the growth and well-being of a nation. It creates paths for a holistic life and, in the process, nurtures humankind with the noble values that are vital for sustaining this planet. The production of food is an intrinsic...
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KEEPING SEED SHARING ALIVE

Picture below shows CAP's organic farming field officer Theeban Gunasekaran with heirloom seeds (Kacang Itik seeds) from farmer Cheah Sin Chor’s organic farm in Kelantan. The seeds were graciously shared by Mr Cheah with a home gardener Sam, who then shared them with CAP. These seeds will be grown and in turn, shared with others. Sharing seeds help to preserve heirloom varieties and protect...
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“AGROECOLOGY FOR ALL: Initiatives in Malaysia” – CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION OF PENANG

THEEBAN GUNASEKARAN Understanding Nature Through Insects Theeban Gunasekaran considered himself lucky to have received first-hand training from experts in agroecology. The training was followed by more in-depth learning, exploring and sharing, all of which raised him to the position of an organic farming field officer of the Consumers Association of Penang. He said the learning experiences had...
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