Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Agrobiodiversity Initiative Helps Sarawak Farmers Cope With Climate Change

Source: Bernama.com Malaysian National News Agency
August 16, 2010 15:07 PM

By Caroline Jackson

KUCHING, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- Sarawak stands to benefit from more economic opportunities with the use of agrobiodiversity by indigenous farmers and rural communities in order to cope with the climate change, said State Agriculture Research Centre Semenggok Senior Research Officer Jean Teo G.K.

She said the agrobiodiversity initiative was developed by the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research.

The large number of rice varieties still cultivated by a great number of farmers represented a rich opportunity for Sarawak and its farming communities by providing livelihood options through social, economic and ecological opportunities and have helped improve both environmental and community resilience. (For full article, click here)

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