SYMPOSIUM TECHNICAL TOUR
A one-day technical tour will be arranged for registered participants and spouse after the symposium (8th September). Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Participants will be allowed to select their preferred tour location according to the divided groups as detailed out below. Transportation and food will be arranged accordingly during the tour. The fee for the tour is RM60 per person.
GROUP 1: Green World Genetics Sdn Bhd
Green World Genetics Sdn Bhd (GWG) is a research-based organization specializing in the breeding of high quality tropical hybrid seed, improvement of agricultural produce by controlling quality and consistency using superior planting materials to significantly improve the marketability of crops. With operation across the Asia Pacific, GWG performs technical studies and commercial activities that are market-driven in identified areas in the region. GWG is one of very few pioneering organizations in the region that are engaged in multi-disciplinary crop improvement research programs using biotechnology tools like molecular marker assisted selection.
GWG also cooperates with host of partners including national and international research institutions and universities to pursue cutting-edge agricultural technologies and solutions; GWG further strengthens its research and scientific base through such synergistic collaborations.
GWG business focus is to develop quality hybrid seeds which are to be distributed throughout the tropical regions, utilizing clean seed production (CSP) concept to produce high value quality products. The hybrid seeds include melon, watermelon, maize, sweet corn, cucumber, hot chili, tomato, sweet pepper, pumpkin, bitter gourd, eggplant and more.
GWG principal activities include the acquisition and development of high-value tropical, sub-tropical, sub-temperate and temperate germplasm, the multiplication of stock seeds, the production and multiplication of hybrid seeds, the distribution of seeds as well as breeding activities. With these, GWG is deeply committed in regional seed breeding plans which focus on developing tropical and sub-tropical crops for the region.
GWG products include Little Garden for Home Garden; GWG for commercial farm, G-Fresh Fruit, Hybrid Fruits.
For further information, please kindly visit GWG website at www.gwgenetics.com
GROUP 2: Titi Eco Farm, Jelebu
The organic movement or sustainable agricultural movement is spreading rapidly worldwide both for health and environmental reasons. In Malaysia, at Titi Eco Farm offers the visitors the opportunity to be part of this worldwide trend in consuming organic vegetables and fruits, where crops were grown completely free of pesticides and chemicals at their farm.
Sustainable agriculture is the act of farming using principles of ecology, the study of relationships between organisms and their environment that will last over the long term. Organic farming is one of the significant methods to make agriculture sustainable. Organic farming is the form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control. Organic agricultural methods are internationally regulated and legally enforced by many nations, based in large part on the standards set by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), an international umbrella organization for organic farming organizations established in 1972. IFOAM defines the overarching goal of organic farming as:
"Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved..."
On the Titi Ecofarm, they work on an unique integrated farming system with Australian and International Organic Certifier NASAA to produce the highest quality of organic crops.
Please visit their website at http://www.titieco.com.my for more details.