Tuesday, November 10, 2009

EM in Sri Lanka

APNAN visited a farmer living near the EM unit at Homagama in Sri Lanka. The farmer established his home garden using EM, and this plot of 320 sq. meters has over 15 types of vegetables and fruits for home consumption.

In the early days, he applied chemicals to his allotment – especially for chilies. However he noticed that with time, yield declined. On a visit to the EM unit, he was told of the technology, which he adopted. At present, he is an avid enthusiast of EM and Nature Farming, and over the past 6 months, his fields have produced greater yields, which have made him happy and healthy.

Although a beginner, he is a real enthusiast of EM – and is reading as much literature as possible. The EM unit is also happy about this and will use these fields to hold workshops for the people of the area to promote EM technology.

   The EM unit office         Mr.O.T. Arisappu (EM user)

    The home garden             The EM chilies

The EM treated aubergines       Winged beans with EM

Monday, November 9, 2009

The latest EM activities in Penang, Malaysia

The links below are the newsclips about the EM activities in Penang state in Malaysia where Dr.Higa visited this August.

Kids have fun with and learn about EM mudballs

Bayan Baru folk get EMAS kits

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Nature Farming and EM technology workshop in LAO PDR

The Department of Agriculture and Forestry in Vientiane organized a workshop on Nature Farming and EM in conjunction with APNAN in Vientiane on 26th and 27th October, 2009. There were 31 participants, consisting of students, teachers and farmers from the municipality. The basics of EM technology and Nature Farming were taught at the workshop – including making EM solutions, and its use in crop and animal production and in sanitation.
The program was also strengthened by the
presentations by two farmers who practice Nature Farming in Lao PDR. The participants were eager to learn and many questions were raised – and all agreed to use the technologies learnt to produce food and clean the environment.