Orang bumai padi SRI Ba’ Kelalan gagit ngetau asil padi keterubah

Pengarang enggau ngetau padi SRI Ba’ Kelalan

Dikarang: Sudan Ajang

Sepenyampau 11 orang bumai berau Adan di Long Langai, Ba’ Kelalan kemari gagit amat ngetau asil padi keterubah ti ditanam ngena chara betanam padi organik dikelala ngena nama Sistem Intensifikasi Padi (SRI).

SRI siti chara nanam padi ti dikena nambahka asil padi mungkur aktiviti nyendiaka tegalan, benih, betambak, ngesum, entali ai, ngintu enggau nyaga penyakit ngena chara organik.

Baru Agong, 68, antara orang bumai berasai lantang amat meda asil ketau keterubah kenyau ari chara SRI tu berengkah dipejalai dalam taun 2014 sereta dikemeran ba Long Langai dalam taun 2018.

“Aku berasai lantang amat pagi tu laban tangkai lebat amat enggau leka ti kuning. Padi mega tumbuh galak,” ku iya lebuh dikerandau Utusan Borneo ba Long Langai ditu kemari.

Baru udah lama bumai ngena rachun madahka iya deka seruran ngemeranka chara SRI ungkup bumai padi Adan dudi hari.

“Taja chara tu mayuh agi likuh pengawa laban padi begunaka intu, tang aku tepantup ati,” ku iya.

Pengempu umai SRI, Harrison Thadem Sakai, 35, madahka pemanah nyata dipeda chara SRI iya nya asil ketau nambah dibanding chara bumai ngelama tu.

“Taun tu aku mujur ngetau tujuh guni padi SRI dibanding taun nyin tadi semina empat guni aja. Taja bisi kena penyakit, tang asil diketau tetap mayuh.

“Pia mega nengah chara tu aku ulih belajar nagang keruga tekuyung enggau ngaga sum organik dikena ngulihka padi ti manah lalu mansutka tangkai ti galak,” ku Harrison.

Projek pemungkal bumai padi SRI tu dipejalaika Tabung Jelu Siga Sedunya (WWF) Malaysia nengah agih belanja RM1.5 juta ari CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad (CIMB Islamic).

Di Sarawak, nya dipejalai ba Ba’Kelalan enggau Long Semadoh pengelama tiga taun berengkah ari 2017 nyentuk 2019 enggau semua penyampau agih belanja manggai RM600,000.

Chara bumai padi SRI berengkah dibai Opis Betanam Betupi Sarawak (JPS) dalam taun 2014 di Long Rusu, Ba’Kelalan ngaul lima iku orang bumai ti ngulu program ‘ ujian petak’ ari baruh Palan Pansik Betanam Betupi.

Raban WWF Malaysia enggau CIMB Islamic melanja pesereta ngambika ngulu program JPS nyengkaum pejalai ngelawa SRI Lovely Farm di Sik, Kedah belajarka teori enggau pekara teknikal SRI.

Dalam taun 2017, bumai SRI dikerembai ngagai kampung Long Langai ngaul 11 iku orang bumai ti komited ngemujurka projek tu.

Felow Institut Pengurusan Bencana Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Zakaria Kamantasha madah ba Ba’ Kelalan padi ti ditanam ngena chara bahan kimia semina ulih mansutka asil urung 12 tangkai padi dibanding chara SRI 50 nyentuk 80 tangkai padi segempung.

“Tu rikod ti manah. Raban bumai ba Long Langai nemu pekara tu lalu bagas ngena chara bumai ke meruan t ngemeranka bumai manahka rampa menua.

Pemesai Program Pelajar enggau Kaul Komuniti Kanan WWF- Malaysia Alicia Ng madah, raban bumai ba Long Langai ngepunka pengawa bumai dalam bulan Julai 2018.

“Nengah chara tu, kita ngarapka iya ulih mantu nambahka penatai pemis raban bumai enggau komoditi menua tu kelebih ag ba Ba’Kelalan nengah chara organik,” ku iya.

Ku Ng nambah, ngemeranka betanam betupi organik beguna amat dikena ngintu rampa menua asal ngeling Ba’Kelalan laban tu nyad sebagi ari kandang Taman Negara Pulong Tau.

Sama datai ketuai kampung (KK) Long Langai Matius Padan enggau peranak ari beberapa genturung pendiau ngelingi Long Langai – Utusan Borneo

Gambar asal ari Sudan Ajang

EU ban on palm oil impacts poor farmers

Palm oil maybe a bogeyman for some in Britain; in much of the developing world around the equator, it is a lifeline.

Oil palm is easy to grow and harvest, earns good money for poor farmers and their families, and is far, far more productive than any comparable crop.

Europe’s palm oil ban puts Malaysia’s smallholders at risk

Small farmers manage almost 40 per cent of Malaysia’s 5.81 million hectares of palm plantations, says Tiow. — AFP photo

KUALA LUMPUR: Palm oil production is important for the Malaysian economy – the country is known as the world’s second largest producer of this commodity after Indonesia.

For small farmers, this industry is a major source of income for them, in that it has helped eradicate poverty and enhance social mobility.

In this respect, the European Union (EU)’s intended ban on palm oil would affect the quality of lives of 650,000 small-holding farmers – reducing the incomes of those in the industry.

“We cannot keep silent and allow this to happen,” said Tiow Weng Theong, an advocate for Planters United – a non- governmental organisation (NGO) made up of a group of smallholder planters in Malaysia.

“Europe is the world’s second largest palm oil importer; thus, the EU ban under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) by 2030 would lead to a gloomy future for Malaysia’s palm oil exports as palm oil is a major feedstock for biofuels,” he said in a statement released yesterday.

It is believed that about onethird – or 600,000 tonnes – out of two million tonnes of Malaysian palm oil exported to the EU, is used for biofuel production.

Moreover, Malaysia supplies 212,000 tonnes of palm oil-based biodiesel to Europe.

Small farmers manage almost 40 per cent of Malaysia’s 5.81 million hectares of palm plantations. On average, a small farmer with 3.9 hectares of land can earn a monthly net income of RM2,000 to RM2,100.

These farmers are typically from the ‘Bottom 40 Per Cent’ ( B40) income- bracket of the population.

“Imagine if these small farmers were to lose their primary source of income because of the EU ban. Not only would this have a huge impact on the nation’s tax revenue and economic growth, it would also bring negative effects to their families.

“How are small farmers going to cope with the daily expenses of their families, their children’s education, and the worsening inflation rate?” argued Tiow, stressing the importance to uphold and safeguard ‘the lives of our Malaysian farmers’, and also ‘their rights to cultivate oil palms, obtain incomes and support their families’.

“Do not suppress the smallholding farmers – care for them and their families,” he stressed.

Source: The Borneo Post