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Category: Natural Farming EN

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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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Natural Farming for Sustainable Living

Workshop on Natural Farming for Sustainable Living Organised by Consumers’ Association of Penang 21 November 2013 at RECSAM, Penang Welcome remarks by Mr. S.M. Mohamed Idris, President, Consumers’ Association of Penang. Distinguished participants, ladies and gentlemen, It is my great pleasure to have the opportunity to welcome you all to this “Workshop on Natural Farming for...
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Speech by Mr. S.M. Mohamed Idris, CAP President at the launching of CAP’s guidebook on Home Nutrition Garden, 18 May 2013.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the home garden is traditionally a very important piece of land for rural households. But as our country developed and became more urbanised these backyard or kitchen gardens took a back seat, forgetting its potential for improving household food security and supply of nutrition. Home nutrition gardening can enhance food security in several ways. Families would have direct...
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Why organic farming?

Organic agriculture is a food production management system, which promotes and enhances agro-ecosystem health, including biodiversity, soil nutrient cycles and soil biological activity. It emphasizes on the use of local management practices while taking into account the fact that regional conditions require locally adapted systems. Organic farming integrates biodiversity and soil conservation,...
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Study the effects of direct seeding

CAP urges the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry and relevant agencies to review the effects of the direct seeding system practised by paddy farmers in this country so as to ensure higher yield in the future. In a survey conducted by CAP, we found that the direct seeding method in paddy cultivation has caused many problems to farmers although admittedly it is not labour intensive and...
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Agricultural, home and health solutions at CAP’s Go Natural Fair 2011

Welcome to the Consumers’ Association of Penang’s “Go Natural Fair” 2011. From 9 to 11 December at the Botanic Gardens, Penang, we will hold a three-day fair to introduce to you life sustaining techniques and methods for organic produce and home solutions for your gardens and your personal health for a greener, healthier and safer future for you and your families. The fair will...
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Towards toxic-free and chemical-free agriculture

Modern agricultural practices, with the introduction of monocrop cultivation and high yielding varieties in food crops has meant escalating use of pesticides due to increased susceptibility to diseases and pests. It is time for us to shift towards more sustainable models in agriculture which are ecologically sound and economically viable otherwise we will not only damage our natural resources...
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Malaysia should support and adopt sustainable indigenous knowledge and practices for livestock husbandry

Malaysia's demand for livestock continues to grow as meat consumption per capita keeps increasing. Per capita consumption of beef has increased from 2.4kg/year in 1985 to 8.4kg/year in 2010 and our self-sufficiency level for beef is 28%.  In Malaysia, poultry and pig production has developed to a stage where it is self-sufficient.   To meet the increasing demand, farmers and...
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Growing organic vegetables in an apartment

With increasing food prices and the health problems created by the use of pesticides and chemicals in our food, is it possible to have healthy food? This is made even more difficult with urban living where most of us live in apartments without any available land for planting food. For one who has some initiative, it is not much of a problem. Mrs K K Tan, 43, started her efforts in planting greens...
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How to make Farmers’ Effective Micro-organisms

Farmers’ Effective Micro-organisms (FEM) improve the soil, reduce plant disease and promote plant growth.  INGREDIENTS Pumpkin—3kg,  Banana—3kg,  Papaya—3 kg,  Brown Sugar—3 kg,  Eggs—5,  Water—10 litres     PREPARATION 1. Chop the fruits. 2. Add all the ingredients listed above into an air-tight container. 3. On...
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