TAN SIEW LUANG, MS
|OCCUPATION||Environmentalist, Organic Farmer|
|QUALIFICATION||Community Leadership Training;
Asian Rural Institute, Japan (1984)
|DATE OF BIRTH||29th August 1949|
|ADDRESS||17 Jln. SS2/53, 47300 Petaling Jaya, MALAYSIA|
|Since 1986||Coordinator, Organic Farming Project||Centre for Environment, Technology & Development, Malaysia (CETDEM)|
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
|2001||SAIKA Award||Japan Technological Foundation
nominated by the then IFOAM Asia
|Apr 2012||Launching of CETDEM Farmer’s Market,
now known as Farmer’s Corner
|- essentially a scaled down version of Hari Organik;
- one or 2 farmers selling produce;
- breakfast available at reasonable prices;
- held at OFCC on third Sunday of the Month.
|Aug 2009||Launching of CETDEM Hari Organik||- essentially a blend of an Organic Marketplace incorporating Talks, Demonstations and Fun activites;
- visitors (customers) and exhibitors (providers) are encouraged to interact beyond the usual buyer-seller framework;
- to be inculcate better understanding between the parties, and facilitate networking.
|Jan 2007||Set up the Organic Farming Community Centre (OFCC)||- to serve as a working model of a learning centre for ecological sustainable living for the local community;
- to demonstrate that the community can adopt sustainable principles into their daily lives;
- to illustrate minimum negative impact to the environment in urban housing.
|1988||Started Operations of CETDEM’s Organic Farm at Sungai Buloh||- began as a one-acre experiment, grew well enough to be a proven venture;
- growing vegetables and fruits, without the use of any chemical pesticides or synthetic fertilizers;
- concentrated on a variety of local vegetables including cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, long beans, radish, eggplants, mustard [sawi], and spinach [bayam];
- growing tropical fruits like papaya and banana;
- possibly much to the surprise of some cynics, the farm was flourishing enough to be doing direct sales and even retailing its produce through two supermarkets in Kuala Lumpur.
|1986||Started CETDEM’s 1st Community Farm in Subang New Village|