Emery Oleochemicals partners UN to support local farming community through Integrated Sustainable Agriculture Programme (iSAP), Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, 3 August 2015 - iSAP Malaysia National Secretariat, today, signed a series of MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding) with top 5 identified partners from both private and public sectors to extend support services for farmers registered under the Integrated Sustainable Agriculture Programme (iSAP) Malaysia. Representatives from ASEAN Co-operative Organisation, DiGi Telecommunications, Emery Oleochemicals; Iskandar Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA), and Perception Management Sdn Bhd pledged their commitment to initiate discussions on a 'partnership model', to help our farming community improve their efficiencies and socio-economic status. The micro-site page for Blue Numbers Malaysia was also launched by representative of the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development at the signing ceremony today.
iSAP Malaysia aims to enlist local farmers, who will go through a global, neutral, UN registration ("passport") process and secure unique Blue (Identification) Numbers free of charge. The objective is to achieve global recognition for farmers, bringing a host of benefits to the farming community and everyone in the demand and supply ecosystems.
"Blue Number project translates Emery Oleochemicals' goal of making real-world natural-based solutions for many farmers possible. As one of the early partners of iSAP, we aspire to enable Blue Number users to transition to improved yield, worker safety and production of higher value products all whilst being responsible in their farming practices. Additionally, Blue Numbers will allow us to work hand-in-hand with farmers to develop solutions that allow them to reduce persistent soil contaminants with new generation of bio-pesticides," explained Ramesh Kana, Group Chief Executive Officer, Emery Oleochemicals Group.
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Dato' Benjamin Hasbie, Federal Commissioner, Iskandar Regional Development Authority; Ramesh Kana, Group CEO, Emery Oleochemicals; Richard Towle, Acting UN Resident Coordinator, Malaysia; Albern Murty, CEO Digi Telecommunications; Shah Hashim, President Global Compact Malaysia; Dato' Abdul Fattah, President ASEAN Cooperative Organisation and Abdul Kahar, Head of Unit National Key Result Areas, Ministry of Regional and Rural Development