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Perak Agrofest

Perak Agrofest

ImageFrom July 7-11, 2007 the annual event for the farmers in the State of Perak was organized by MARDI to bring up the standards of products produced by the farmers. The event was officiated by the Sultan of Perak, Tuanku Raja Azlan Shah.

Garden Asia went to China
Garden Asia went to China

ImageThe Shanghai Flower Festival saw Garden Asia showing off the Gingers that we featured in our past issues. There was a lot of interest shown by foreign buyers of flowers in our display. Garden Asia Magazine will soon be in China in Mandarin language.
The 9th Hortiflorexpo China
The 9th Hortiflorexpo China

ImageThe 9th Hortiflorexpo China will be held on the 11th to the 14th April 2007 in the Shanghai Mart and Intex Shanghai. It is organised by the China Flower Association. Organised by the Intex Shanghai Co. Ltd and Great Wall International Exhibition Co. Ltd, it is the largest official trade show in Chinese Floriculture, Horticulture and Gardening industry.
Flora Fest
Flora Fest

ImageThe year 2007 is visit Malaysia year and one of the festivities is the Flora Fest. The festival was held from 20th January to 4th April 2007 and there were various events arranged to make the festival an unforgettable experience for tourists and locals alike. The highlight of the festival is of course the floral parade, which was held in Putrajaya on the 27th January.
Royal Flora Ratchaphruek, Chiangmai
Royal Flora Ratchaphruek, Chiangmai

ImageDubbed the largest agriculture exhibition in Asia, the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek was held in Chiangmai from 1st November 2006 until 31st January 2007. The exhibition was held in conjunction with the celebrations of the King’s 60th year on the throne and his Royal Highness’s 80th birthday.  
The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

ImageThe Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show was held on 28th to 1st April 2007 at the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens. Rated among the top five Flower and Garden shows in the world, it attracts visitors from all over the world. 
Asia Seed Congress 2006
Asia Seed Congress 2006

Malaysian Agricultural  Research and Development (MARDI) is organizing the Asian Seed Congress 2006 from 13th to 16th November  2006 in Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is the first time that Malaysia will be the host country to the world largest regional seed forum. It is a congregation of seed traders, policy makers, scientists, academicians and individuals to update themselves on the latest development of the world seed business. The soft launch was held on the 8th of August and it was oficiated by Y.B Tan Sri Dato Hj Muhyiddin b Hj Mohd Yassin, Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry.
National Seminar
National Seminar on Utilization of Agricultural Crop Plants as Landscape Element

A “National Seminar on Utilization of Agricultural Crop Plants as Landscape Element” will be held from 12th to 13th September in Dewan Perbadanan Putrajaya. It is organized by Perbadanan Putrajaya/Taman Warisan Pertanian and supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Institute of Landcape Architect Malaysia (ILAM), Malaysia Agricultural Research & Development Institute (MARDI), and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). The theme of the Seminar is  “Crop plants as landscape element: Where are we?”

Among the objectives of the seminar are to discuss pertinent issues related to the possibility of intensifying the use of agricultural crop plants as landscape materials and to share knowledge on technologies and experiences in managing agricultural crops in landscape and park environment.

Prominent speakers from various bodies have been invited to present the proposed papers. Among those invited are Tuan Hj Shahoran Johan Ariffin (Perbadanan Putrajaya), Prof Dr Asmawi Zen (UIAM), Assoc Prof Dr Mustaffa Kamal (UPM/ILAM).
10th Seminar On Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
Plants - Man & Health - Past, Present & Future

Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) is organizing a seminar on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants 2006, which will be held on 12-13th September. Based on the theme of “Plants, Man & Health - Past, Present and Future”, the seminar is designed to increase awareness and transfer potential research findings among researchers, academicians, private sectors, entrepreneurs and policy makers towards a greater concerted effort for the advancement of herbal research and industry. Discussion topics cover issues pertaining to ethnobotany, conservation, cultivation, research and development, business potentials and opportunities, standardization, quality control and legislation.

This seminar is not limited to the discussion on plants alone but also includes seaweeds, bacteria, fungi and any other natural products that are able to promote health and well being of mankind.The objective of this seminar is to highlight, stimulate and share scientific and technological findings on research, development and application related to medicinal and aromatic plants. Apart from that, it serves as a forum for discussion, exploration, formulation of strategies and exchange of ideas, experiences, state-of-the art technologies, products and services. The seminar also aims to strengthen ties and facilitate networking between individuals working on medicinal and aromatic plants.

The seminar will include participation from prominent speakers and lecturers such as Assoc. Prof Dr Chayan Picheansoothan from Khon Kean University of Thailand, Prof Dr Zhari Ismail from USM and Prof Dato’ Dr Ikram Mohd Said from UKM.
Cool to Care Camp
Cool to Care Camp

ImageA total of 27 children from 7 to 17 years of age recently took part in the “cool to care camp” organized by the Rotary Club of Cyberjaya Centennial. Held during the school holidays at the Taman Wetland Putrajaya, the camp promotes edutainment which is a combination of education and entertainment.

From 7th June to 9th June, under the supervision of four facilitators, the children had the opportunity to experience nature and the wetlands first hand. They visited the Taman Wetlands to see the Nature Interpretation Centre, fruit orchard and the Flamingo Ponds. At night they took part in an activity based program called “Light Up Yourself”. The children were given the task to walk alone at the cells area of  TamanWetlands with only a simple candle to guide and light them. The program tests the children’s courage and perseverance.

The children participated in activities such as batik “canting” and attended talks on recycling. The two day event also saw them treated to a bus ride around the city of Putrajaya and a cruise on Tasik Putrajaya. The participants were thrilled to also participate in a water polo and lake crossing event at the Lake Recreation Centre.

At the closing they were entertained as they took part in a  fashion show and other creative performances. Truly, for the 27 participants it was really a fun-filled educational camp that lives up to its name “cool to care camp” and it was a camp that the children would hardly ever forget.
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