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ASEAN Food Security Forum 2015 Proceedings Print
Friday, 03 June 2016 07:24

ASEAN Food Trade Forum 2015: Food Security and the AEC

TH Hotel & Convention Centre Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia: 24-25 November 2015

SEACON participated in Session 6 of the Forum, a panel discussion with the theme “Moving Forward for a Stronger Food Security”.  The panel members discussed measures and actions needed by stakeholders to advance food security in the region.  They presented some recommendations to the theme of the forum: looking at means for greater expansion and more suitable food trade in the region under AEC, for the region to become more food secure.



MYSavefood: Reducing Food Loss and Food waste Print
Friday, 20 May 2016 11:00

National MYsavefood Forum

SEACON is a partner in MYsavefood Network supporting national and global initiative to reduce food loss and food waste.



As part of its Global Initiative, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is providing support to MARDI and Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry to setup the Malaysia Save Food Network and Malaysia Save Food Initiative (MYSaveFood).


SEA-SRI 2015 Proceedings Print
Thursday, 02 June 2016 16:38

SEA Regional Conference on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) 2015


Innovating Shared Values


25 - 28 May 2015


SEACON, together with the Northern University of Malaysia (UUM), SRI-Mas, UKM, UUM, BERNAS, FTC and KEDA, organized the first regional conference on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Southeast Asia.  The event, which was hosted by the UUM, took place on 25-28 May 2015 in Kedah, Malaysia.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 10:20

Building Resource-Smart Food Systems for Sustainable Development

UNEP & International Resource Panel.  2016

Food systems fundamentally depend on natural resources, such as land, soil, water, biodiversity, minerals, biomass and fossil fuels. Key statistics show that in many cases these resources are not currently managed sustainably or efficiently: an estimated 33% of soils are moderately to highly degraded due to erosion, at least 20% of the world’s aquifers are overexploited, over 80% of the input of minerals (e.g. phosphate) do not reach consumers’ plates and 29% of ‘commercial’ fish populations are overfished.

Due to population growth, changes in dietary patterns driven by growing wealth (more meat, dairy and fish consumption) and climate change, the pressures on natural resources are expected to increase over the coming decades. This will lead to risks for future food production. A fundamental transformation of our food systems is required if we are to meet future demands of food and quality of life for present and future generations.


Click here to download FACT Sheet



Malaysia: Banned pesticides still being used in Cameron Highlands Print
Saturday, 19 December 2015 12:58

FMT Reporters | December 18, 2015

Regional advocacy group claims authorities have failed to detect the source of contamination.

PETALING JAYA: Unsuspecting residents are still consuming pesticide-laden produce from Cameron Highlands as banned pesticides are still being used at will in the area.

In a report by The Rakyat Post, Sarojini V Rengam, executive director of Pesticide Action Network Asia and Pacific (Panap) said that earlier this year, banned pesticides were found in streams and tap water in Cameron Highlands.


GS1 Shares its Standards for Sustainable Farming with the United Nations Print
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 12:02

Governments, farmers and businesses collaborate to develop economic, social and environmentally sustainable agriculture

Consumers demand more and more information about their food and beverages. They want to know the provenance and how the product was produced, and transformed. GS1, a global not-for-profit organization which develops and maintains a supply chain standards system. GS standards improve the efficiency, safety and visibility of supply chains across multiple sectors. The registry assigns one single identifier to each farm to define the individual farm location (big or small farms). The registry also maps to each farm’s respective sustainability certifications. It will enable farmers, governments, businesses and communities to communicate with one another up and down the supply chain by establishing a common language and uniquely identifying farms globally.

This paves the way for smaller farmers in developing countries to be recognized for sustainable practices, opening up potential markets and allowing them to become more visible and active participants in the global food supply chain.

Source : GS1

For more information about GS1, visit

Meeting: Econ-Business Sub-Committee Print
Monday, 28 September 2015 15:00

On Monday, the 14th of September, SEACON hosted the first SRI-Mas Econ-business subcommittee meeting to discuss on the financial capacity of SRI-Mas.


To begin, SRI-Mas shared on two recent activities conducted in Kelantan and in Bario. This led up to the question of how to strengthen agro-ecology and agro-tourism in these two communities? The group felt a need for strengthening of infrastructures, in addition to delivery of trainings at the agricultural, touristic and linguistic level.

SEACON celebrates Malaysia Day with a Rice Festival Print
Monday, 28 September 2015 15:38

In celebration of Malaysia Day (16 September), SEACON in partnership with SRI-Mas joined the Malaysiaku Rice Festival held in AP, Bangsar. This festival was a celebration of the different cultures of Malaysia and was an opportunity to promote the local agricultural community that SEACON and SRI-Mas partners with in their activities. Locally grown rice and bamboo were the main commodities that were promoted during the day, increasing the guests’ awareness of organic farming, food safety, environmental issues, small and family farming, local production, etc.


Visitors were introduced to organically grown brown rice, which was cultivated using the innovative SRI method. A tasting of the rice was offered and rice grown by Sri-Lovely (Kedah) and Sri-Jembal (Kelantan) were on sale throughout the day. Moreover, SRI-Mas’ researchers carried out a sensory analysis to assess public perception of rice at different stages of milling.


Launch of new SAFSeN Print
Thursday, 10 September 2015 11:32

It has been more than a year of postings and knowledge-sharing on SAFSeN with all our members. In our effort to continue enhancing the access of rural farmers throughout ASEAN to information, news and technology, we recently launched the new SAFSeN.

Come and visit the new and improved SAFSeN for a better experience.



Funding for Green technology SMEs to UNFCCC exhibition Print
Thursday, 09 July 2015 13:22

For all our hardworking farmers with innovative green technologies:

WIPO will fund the participation of 60 SMEs from around the world in a special exhibition at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The event will take place from 30 November to 11 December at the Grand Palais in Paris, France and SMEs who are users of WIPO GREEN are welcome to apply.

Successful applicants will form part of an exhibition organized by the French Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI). The aim of the exhibition is to showcase innovative technological solutions to address climate change, developed by SMEs. Funding is provided by the government of France through funds-in-trust. Preference will be given to applicants with proven technologies, but you may be considered if your prototype has been tested in a relevant environment.

Selection of participants will take into account geographical representation as well as balance of technology types. SMEs from Asia/Africa/Latin America are particularly encouraged to apply.

To apply for funding just fill in the online form by 25 July, 2015.

Apply here

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