2017 Youth Program: Connect with farmers in Bario, Sarawak Print
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Wednesday, 09 November 2016 08:50

Calling Volunteers supporting farming community!

Youth with Purpose. Connect with farmers.

Experience unique food and culture in the highlands of Sarawak.

 

Batch 1: January 14-23, 2017

Batch 2: August 8-18, 2017

Rice is a staple in Malaysian meals, but how much do you know about its production and the challenges the rice sector faces?

As society becomes increasingly money-oriented along with the progression of time, we lose many of our traditional heritages. In Bario, the introduction of mechanised paddy farming has brought socio-economic changes in the community. Traditional paddy farming practices, an essential aspect of the Kelabit culture, face new challenges.

Can traditional cultures stand the test of time and economically sustain the Bario farming community? WHEE and the Southeast Asian Council for Food Security and Fair Trade (SEACON) believe that the answer to that is yes. What is needed for this to happen is that conducive food, agriculture, and trade policies must exist at the domestic, regional, and international levels.

Mark your calendar for January and August 2017 and join us in the beautiful paddy fields of Bario to change the way rice is produced as you gain a different perspective to society and life.

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