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
CONTACT HP: +6016-2195826
T: +603-78757767
F: +603-78754039
E: of@cetdem.org.my

CURRENT POSITIONS

Since 1986 Coordinator, Organic Farming Project Centre for Environment, Technology & Development, Malaysia (CETDEM)

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Year Award From
2001 SAIKA Award Japan Technological Foundation
nominated by the then IFOAM Asia

INNOVATIONS

Year Activity Details
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 CETDEMā€™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


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