Sustainable Farming Webinar and Farmer’s Marketplace
The world’s population is increasing and is expected to reach 9.6 billion people by 2050. With the risk of climate change and increasing world population, food insecurity is an issue that needs to be addressed. Importing food to meet society needs increases cost and carbon footprint. The depletion of natural resources, deforestation, biodiversity loss and climate change are some of the environmental impacts of agriculture. Industrial agriculture relies heavily on pesticides and chemical fertilizers which compromise health. The challenges faced by farmers are Covid-19 pandemic, genetic engineering, irrigation problems, pollutants, pests, diseases, soil degradation, waste, and economic insecurity. There are growing demands for organic produce free from chemicals.
This initiative is brought to you by the University of Cyberjaya’s Sustainability Committee with an aim to create awareness on sustainable farming and empower the community through this effort.
Integrates environmental health, economic profitability, and social equity, meeting present society food needs without compromising the ability for future generations to meet their needs. It promotes cost reduction, biodiversity, fair trade and controls air pollution and soil erosion. It also enhances the quality of life for farm families and communities.
Some of the sustainable farming practices are:
Recorded on 11 September 2021 (Saturday)
Chia Yong Ling,
Co-Founder, Langit Collective
Muneeb Bin Yousuf
Chief Sustainability Officer, Urban Hijau
Anthony Wong Kim Hooi
Managing Director of Frangipani Resort and Spa
Faisal Mohammed Hanif Girach is lecturer at the Faculty of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, University of Cyberjaya. He is a homeopathic practitioner with research interest in homeopathy for agriculture. He has experience in urban gardening especially with edible plants.
Recorded on 18 September 2021 (Saturday)
Founder, Urban Farm Tech
Co-Founder, Folo Farm
Healthy soil and Compost
Founder, Ground Control
Anni Mitin, Advisor of Malaysian Agroecology Society (SRI-Mas), has worked extensively on the areas of food sovereignty, food security and fair-trade practices in agriculture. She is active in promoting sustainable production and consumption in food systems from the perspectives of farmer and consumer rights.
Langit promotes unique and heirloom agricultural produce by smallholder farmers from East Malaysia to larger markets. Product are sourced directly from farmers and procured at a fair price.
FOLO Farm was pioneered by Dr. Lemuel and three other families in 2014 with a vision to feed the world nutritionally packed and superorganic vegetables by using food waste which is transformed to produce microbes-rich compost.
In this program, ECONEWS shows the environmental advances developed by Anthony Wong, owner and director of the Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa. Professor Nancy Pearlman, ECONEWS host and life-long activist, explores the workings of the resort with Director Wong as her guide.
Who we are, why we do what we do – this is a quick introduction to FOLO Farms.