Through education, farmers can play the roles of engineers, scientists, inventors, community leaders and teachers. They can be knowledgeable and in control of their means of production. We encourage engagement among farmers who support agroecology, provide them with proper training and let them exchange information freely with other stakeholders in the field. SRI-MAS strives to stay close with farmers and offer them high-quality consulting services and trainings.
SRI-Farmer Field School
Farmers learning from farmers
The project aims to protect and promote agrobiodiversity by upscaling the practice of System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and Farmer Field Schools in Malaysia through an ecosystem-based approach guided by three key principles: environmental capacity, social capacity and institutional capacity. Instead of relying on the conventional top-down linear approach for learning new technologies, in which farmers are viewed only as beneficiaries, the project will adopt social learning as an approach for agricultural extension and innovation. Through social learning, the fostering of Farmer Field Schools will create an experiential learning environment that enables students to mature together from the strong facilitation and interaction that would encourage their social participation and learning.
Bengkel Perundingan Petani (BPP) - Consultative Workshops for Farmers
SRI-Mas regularly conducts consultative workshops for farmers on a variety of agroecology-related topics, aiming to equip them with technical know-how.
Our trainers are experienced farmers and professionals who are well-versed in sustainable farming practices and community work.
This community leader serves as our regional coordinator for Semenanjung Utara (Kedah, Perlis & Penang). He is also the managing director of the award winning Koperasi Agrobelantik Sik Berhad.
This community leader is also our regional coordinator for Semenanjung Timur (Kelantan, Trengganu & Pahang).
Dr. Anizan is a strong believer in agroecology and organic SRI. Her expertise is in soil health, agronomy and environmental conservation.
Bengkel Bio-teknologi Pertanian
29 April 2015, Kelantan Trade Centre,
Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
The workshop, organized by Kelantan Biotech, explored
the uses of beneficial microbes in sustainable agriculture
and bio-fertilizer production. Prof Dr. Wan Mohtar, our
current president, spoke of the role of Trichoderma in
plant protection and yield enhancement. The event was
attended by farmers, agricultural officers and entrepreneurs.
BPP 14: SAFSeN-ASEAN Smart Farmers Regional Carnival
"Advancing ASEAN Community, Ensuring Food Security"
20 - 23 January 2015, Maejo University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
We participated as SAFSeN partner in Malaysia. This occasion provided a platform for regional networking among farmers where agricultural communities could get to know each other and explore potential collaborations for optimising productivity and efficiency in food production and trade.
BPP 13: Organic SRI Training
7 - 9 November 2014, SRI Lovely, Kedah, Malaysia
We organized this workshop alongside Koperasi Agrobelantik, to train 34 participants from Sabah and Sarawak. The participants were sponsored by PACOS Trust. Some of the Sarawakian participants even travelled from Ulu Baram
BPP 12: Kumpulan Organik Kelantan
7 November 2014
Prof Wan Mohtar, Dr. Norela Sulaiman, Salwati Ariffin, Febri Doni, Ihsan and Arshad of SRI-Mas joined a meeting between Kumpulan Organik Kelantan (Kelantan Organic Association) and SRI-Mas.
BPP 11: Bengkel Latihan Natural Farming and SRI
5 November 2014, SRI-Lovely, Kedah, Malaysia
A training organized by SRI-Mas and Koperasi Agrobelantik on natural farming and SRI was conducted for participants from the Department of Agriculture Penang.
BPP 10: Bengkel SAFSeN Kelantan
September 2014 - December 2014, Kelantan, Malaysia
We conducted four SAFSeN related training sessions for farmers between September 2014 and December 2014.
1. 27 September 2014. Bachok
2. 1 October 2014. Bachok (Trichoderma Production)
3. 2 October 2014. Kota Bharu
4. 23 December 2014. Kg. Kesak Tasek
BPP 9: Bengkel SAFSeN
17 – 18 September 2014, Cerana Resort, Bachok, Kelantan, Malaysia
A training session for SAFSeN was conducted to test the information-sharing system with farmers in Bachok, Kelantan.
BPP 8: Bengkel Latihan Penanaman Padi SRI Alab Lanas
BPP 7: Perbincangan Perihal Mikrob dan Bahaya Kimiawi
BPP 6: Bengkel Latihan Pembiakan Kulat Trichoderma
BPP 4 & 5: Demo SRI dan Kesedaran Khidmat Ekosistem
February 2013, Sg. Pinang, Kelantan, Malaysia
We organized an ecosystem services awareness program at a local school which was followed by a demostration of paddy field management under SRI.
BPP 3: Bengkel SRI
26 - 28 Dec 2013, SRI Lovely, Kedah, Malaysia
The SRI Training Workshop was attended by a group of farmers mostly from Sg. Pinang, Kelantan.
BPP 2: SAFSeN Farmer Consultation and Awareness on Ecosystem Services
11 December 2013, Kg. Kesang Tasek, Johor, Malaysia
In the morning, we organized an ecosystem services awareness program for the schoolchildren of Sek Men. Kesang Tasek to introduce the importance of a balanced ecosystem for sustainable rice farming.
In the afternoon, SEACON organized a consultative roundtable discussion with the farming community of Kampung Kesang Tasek in Ledang, Johor. The event is part of the on-the-ground activity of the SAFSeN Project. The SAFSeN consultative process explored the needs of farmers and rural farming communities in Malaysia on the types of technological information that is appropriate and useful for building resilience and competitiveness of small scale rural farmers in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Lao PDR and Thailand.
BPP 1: Workshop on Seed Selection, Nursery Preparation and Plant Establishment
11 September 2013, Hotel Singgahsana, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Year of Rice Action (YORA) 2009
20 July 2009, Kg. Matang Pasir, Perak, Malaysia
The Launching of Year of Rice Action (YORA) Campaign and activities for West Malaysia was held in Kampung Matang Pasir. The event was organized by SEACON and DHRRA Malaysia with the support from PAN-AP and SRIPADI UKM (TRIVIA: That's us before 2012).
Organic SRI Workshop 2009
31 Jan - 1 Feb 2009, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
SRI Workshop 2009 was jointly organized by UKM, MPKJ and Seri Bayu Teratai Sdn Bhd. Participating were people from FELCRA FTC, MARDI, UKM, MPKJ, SEACON, the farming communities and general public.