Launching of Project “Malaysia Menanam”
On 1 March 2020, Green Economy Sdn Bhd (Green Economy), a subsidiary company Green Afforestation International Network Sdn Bhd (Gain Green) officially launched “Malaysia Menanam” project which is open for participation of all eligible Malaysian to plant Revotropix Paulownia.
It is expected that the gaps in the distribution of economic resources between villages and cities will be bridged.
The CEO cum founder of Green Afforestation International Network Sdn Bhd (Gain-Green), Mr. EL Law said, “Project Malaysia Menanam will be a smart partnership programme between the private sector and villagers without involving intermediaries.”
Project Malaysia Menanam creates opportunities for rural entrepreneurs. It is managed and operated under Green Economy Sdn Bhd. The objective of the project is to create an opportunity for not only big landowners, but also for the small landowners.
It is a private-community smart partnership project where qualified farmers utilise their own land to farm, taking care of the trees via a given standard operating procedure (SOP) and harvest the trees where they will be sent to the Green Economy’s designated collection center. On its part, Green Economy will provide the seedlings, training, planting SOP and fertilizer regime. Green Economy will assist in finding potential buyers and providing assistance in marketing activities of the harvested wood.
The objectives of this project are to encourage the rural community to venture into the high tech agroforestry economy, develop wastelands, thus changing the social status of the rural areas, and allow urban communities to participate in the cultivation field through ways such as crowdfunding.
The idea behind Project Malaysia Menanam is to encourage and provide opportunities for the rural community in the country to venture into sustainable and high-tech agriculture. It will also provide an additional source of income for project participants. Landowners have to do farming works until harvesting besides buying fertilizer and clearing the land.
Another plus factor of Project Malaysia Menanam is that it helps develop deserted and idle lands and thus is a catalyst for change in the socio- economic status of rural areas while promoting green economy.
There are more than 500 acres lands lining up for Project Malaysia Menanam. The project intends to reach 1,000 acres by the end of this year and aims to reach another 2,500 acres in 2021. The project will provide the best assistance and utmost support in providing resources for the land owners.
3 main objectives of this project are:
i) Encourage the rural community to venture into the high tech agro-green
ii) Develop wastelands, thus changing the social status of the rural areas, and
iii) Allow urban communities to participate in the cultivation field through ways such as crowdfunding.