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Rice Pre and Postharvest workshop 2015 Print
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 04:08

Sri Lovely Organic Rice Farm


SEACON took part in a workshop on pre and

postharvest management of rice was organised by SRI-Mas,

UKM, UPM, GrainPro Inc, KEDA and Department of Agriculture.

The workshop was hosted at the organic rice farm SRI-Lovely

in Kampung Lintang, Kedah, with a group of almost 30

participants that included young aspiring farmers from

MADA Rice Training Center, Koperasi Agro Belantek


UUM, SEACON and NS Nature Rice.




















The guests were welcomed to the organic rice farm by Haji Marzuki Mat Zin from KEDA

with a brief introduction to the ongoing activities and the history of the establishment of

the center. Presentations were then delivered throughout the day on topics including rice

varieties, pre and postharvest management systems, quality of the grain and food safety

En. Wahid from MARDI (Kedah) was amongst the speakers as well presenting on the

mechanisation of pre and postharvest activities for better management of rice and paddy.

This was followed by Prof Madya Dr Siti Hajar Ahmad from UPM who delivered a talk on

the different processes involved in the postharvest management and storage of paddy and rice.


In an engaging presentation by En. Mohd Roslan Bani Amin and Prof Dr Aminah Abdullah,

the different varieties of rice were introduced to the guests. This talk also highlighted the

importance of maintaining standardised qualities for grading rice and enhancing the food

safety of these commodities

System of rice intensification (SRI) was addressed by Captain (R.) Zakaria Kamantasha,

who gave the guests a tour of the rice production practices at the SRI-Lovely organic and

introduced the MRQ-74, Malaysia’s new fragrant rice variety.

Installation of GrainPro Solar Bubble Dryer and G-HF Coccon was exhibited for the

participants and a demonstration was conducted by GrainPro Inc representative

Joel Datur (Read More on this technology).

Closing remarks were delivered by SRI-Mas vice president Pn. Noorazimah Taharim

who warmly thanked the guests and the hosts and invited all to join the upcoming

EA Regional Conference on SRI to be hosted at TH Hotel, Kedah in May 2015




SAFSeN-ASEAN Smart Farmers Regional Carnival Print
Thursday, 12 March 2015 23:38



SAFSeN-ASEAN Smart Farmers Regional Carnival 2015 official group photo. Photo credit to CCDKM, Thailand


SAFSeN-ASEAN Smart Farmers Regional Carnival was held at Maejo University, Chiang Mai from 20 - 23 January 2015, with the support from Maejo University, ASEAN Foundation, FAO, CCDKM, APTN, Intel and Microsoft. Participants from SAFSeN project partners, namely KRKP from Indonesia, SAEDA from Laos, SRI-Mas from Malaysia, CCDKM from Thailand and CAEV from Vietnam, as well as participants from Cambodia, Myanmar and Philippines were in attendance.

Ms. Elaine Tan, Executive Director of ASEAN Foundation, Asst. Prof. Chamnian Yosraj, President of the Maejo University and Dr. Anni Mitin, Executive Director of SEACON, officially opened this event with approximately 200 participants joining.

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ASEAN Smart Farmers: The Power of Sharing Print
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 01:57

Another successful event, SAFSeN-ASEAN Smart Farmers Regional Carnival 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand 20 - 23 January 2015



SAFSeN-ASEAN Smart Farmers Carnival Print
Monday, 29 December 2014 21:42


20-23 January 2015

Maejo University

Chiangmai, Thailand

SAFSeN-ASEAN Smart Farmers Carnival 2015


SEACON and the Research Center of Communication and Development Knowledge Management (CCDKM)+the Asia Pacific Telecentre Network (APTN) and Maejo University (Chiangmai) are proud to announce the upcoming regional event that will showcase the important role of ICT in ensuring food security and advancing ASEAN Economic Community 2015.


The event, which aims at strengthening ASEAN solidarity through the power of information and knowledge sharing on sustainable agriculture technologies, food security and nutrition, hopes to bring together rural communities and farmers by bridging digital gaps. The SAFSeN web- and sms-based platform developed by SEACON and the prospective ASEAN Smart Farmer Programs are key instruments that can be optimized for this purpose.


To participate Registration Form

To request for Exhibition booth Exhibition Booth Form

To see more information, visit or SAFSeN


GM Contamination Register Logs 396 Incidents over 17 Years Print
Friday, 28 November 2014 06:53


Becky Price and Janet Cotter

International Journal of Food Contamination 2014, 1:5

The IISD Guide to Negotiating Investment Contracts for Farmland and Water Print
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 04:45

Legal and policy tool for government officials and communities that are involved in negotiating investment contracts with foreign investors.

IISD - International Institute for Sustainable Development

Source : IISD Guide to Negotiating Investment Contracts for Farmland and Water

ASEAN Forum on South-South Technical Cooperation Print
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 22:38

From 10-11 June 2014, the ASEAN Foundation and the UNDP Indonesia organised the ASEAN Forum on South-South Technical Cooperation (SSTC) to explore how this framework can encourage ASEAN cities to collaborate among themselves to take advantage of regional integration in view of the ASEAN Community being established in 2015. The forum had the intention of promoting networking and mutual cooperation towards realising the ASEAN's motto of "One Vision, One Identity, One Community".

Indonesia Overtakes Brazil in Forest Losses Despite Moratorium Print
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 00:37
By Reuters on 08:00 am Jun 30, 2014
Category EnvironmentFeaturedNews
Washington/Oslo. Indonesia has for the first time surpassed Brazil in clearing tropical forests and losses are accelerating despite a 2011 moratorium meant to protect wildlife and combat climate change, scientists said on Sunday.

Indonesia’s losses of virgin forests totaled 60,000 square kilometers — an area almost as big as Ireland — from 2000-12, partly to make way for palm oil plantations and other farms, a study said. And the pace of losses has increased.

Climate finance in the trillion needed Print
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 00:41

19 June 2014
Published by Third World Network

Bonn, 19 June (Marjorie Williams) – At least US$1 trillion worth of investments per annum is needed in new infrastructure to address climate change in developing countries, according to Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Hence, Figueres added, the goal of mobilizing US$100 billion per year by 2020 which was agreed to by governments in 2010 is “miniscule”.
Holistic Systems of Production Print
Friday, 20 June 2014 04:12

FAO’s ‘Save and Grow’ highlights the value of ecological approaches to food production – using land, water, biodiversity and nutrients efficiently and in ways that are regenerative, minimizing negative impacts.

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