The aims of this project are to develop livelihoods for B40 Indian community in Desa Coalfields by developing a communal micro farm. This project also targets to skill 20 individuals on how to plan, grow, manage the micro farm and decide how the produce is consumed or sold. Furthermore, support will be provided to the community over time to encourage sustained efforts and independence.
The activities of this project include proposal submission, workshops to establish micro-farm, plant growth monitoring and operations. Small Scale Community Learning Subsistence Farm intends to generate work opportunities for the B40 Indian community in Desa Coalfields by establishing a communal micro farm.
The solution project funded by the APPGM-SDG will give exposure to participatory decision making which will aid in stakeholder engagement with other government agencies in line with bridging SDG gaps.
The project is to benefit 20 Desa Coalfields residents who are either former estate community or second-generation former estate community members – retirees, housewives and youth.
The solution provider of this project is RESTORE (Pertubuhan Pemulihan Ekologi dan Kepelbagaian Biologi Malaysia). The project duration is two months with an allocation of RM30,960.00.
The main SDGs impacted through this solution project are Goal 1 – Poverty elevation, Goal 2 – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, Goal 8 – Economic Growth & Employment, Goal 12 – Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns and Goal 16 – Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice.