The ‘Young Urban Farmer’ program will be implemented in schools around Permatang Pauh to increase students’ interest in agriculture field.
During this program, all participants in Permatang Pauh will get exposure on initiating urban farms / edible garden at their schools / home. The trainings provided will empower school students or youths to increase their interest in farming and get early exposure towards the benefits and potential of indulging in farming activities.
The project solution will expose them to cultivating cash crops using up to date sustainable and smart soil management and fertigation techniques that could give intermittent revenues.
The solution project funded by the APPGM-SDG widens and diversifies opportunities to overcome the rising cost of living, leveraging the economic potential to provide an alternative sustainable income for the people of Permatang Pauh.
Few modules that will be covered during this program are smart-soil management and introduction, techniques and also few practical and hands-on training such as fertigation system set-up, operation and maintenance and also application and financial. The solution provider of this project is Akar Umbi Global. The project duration is two months with an allocation of RM10,000.00.
The main SDGs impacted through this solution project are Goal 1 – End poverty in all its form everywhere, Goal 2 – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all, Goal 6 – Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, Goal 8 – Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all, Goal 10 – Reduce inequality within and among countries and Goal 12 – Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.