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Malaysia        

MALAYSIA

In Malaysia, the project is executed by Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The National Project Management Unit (NPMU) is based at MARDI, Kuala Lumpur.

Project interventions in Malaysia focused on Mango, Garcinia and Rambutan.

Malaysia selected 6 sites:

1. Bukit Gantang, Perak

Location:

Bukit Gantang is located in the centre of Larut-Matang Selama District, in the state of Perak, Peninsular Malaysia. It is hilly in the interior but sloping towards the coastal area. Bukit Gantang is surrounded by thick forest and the culture of the residents is closely associated with it. Major crops planted in this area are oil palm, rubber, fruits, and vegetables. The communities are also involved in the collection of fruits from the adjacent forest.

Target crops and varieties

Wild mango (4 species), several Garcinia species (19 recorded), Parkia, Garcinia artroviridis (Asam gelugor) and others.

2. Kota Belud, Sabah

Location

Kota Belud is located on the west coast, approximately 40km from Kota Kinabalu.  Major crops planted in this area are rice, cassava, sago, coconuts, bananas and mangos.

Target crops and varieties

Mango and Nephelium. A total of 13 mango varieties identified they include Mangifera laurina (Mangga air), M. odarata (Mangga wani), M. indica (Mangga, Mangga Manila and Mangga chokanan), M. pajang (Bambangan). One G. mangostana and Nephelium lappaceum (Rambutan anak sekolah and Rambutan kelapa).

3. Papar, Sabah

Location

Papar is located on the west coast of Sabah, 38km south of Kota Kinabalu. The site is divided into hilly terrain and coastal plains. The local population is mostly rice farmers, fishermen and traders. Papar is also famous for the production ‘Aroi-aroi’ from the underutilized fruit Garcinia forbesii King, to be added as a flavoring in cooking and also as a traditional postnatal treatment.

Target crops and varieties

Mangifera indica (Mangga) Garcina mangostana (Manggis) and Nephelium lappaceum (Rambutan). The site has 3 species of Garcinia, 6 species of Mangifera and 1 type of Nephelium.

4. Sibuti, Sarawak

Location

Sibuti, is a sub-district of Sarawak, Malaysia, where the majority of the population are full time farmers. The area is made up of hilly terrain with coastal organic plain zone.

Target crops and varieties

Mangifera, Garcina and Nephelium. Site is rich in Nephelium diversity (11), Mangifera (6 spp) and Garcinia spp (3). Mangifera odorata  (Kuini), M. pentandra (Mempelam), M. indica (Mangga Chokanan), Nephelium lappaceum (Rambutan Merah, Kuning, Anak sekolah, Laici King, R4, R7, R156, R160, R163, Clone R4, Clone R7, Clone R156, Clone R160, Clone R163), Nephelium ramboutan-ake (Maritam hitam), Garcinia mangostana (Manggis) and Garcinia cowa (Kandis).

5. Serian, Sarawak

Location

Serian is situated about 60km south of Kuching in the Samarahan Division. The area is made up of undulating and hilly sedimentary zones. In the study site of Kampung Kakeng 80-100% of the population are full time farmers and about 84%-96% live below the poverty line.

Target crops and varieties

Garcinia, Mangifera and Nephelium. In Serian, fruit trees are cultivated in big orchards in the highland areas up to over 100 m high. The diverse fruit trees were planted in the forest in an agroforestry ecosystem. The site has rich diversity (11) with 6 species of mangifera, 2 types of Garcinia and  10 types of Nephelium.

6. Yan, Kedah

Location

The district of Yan is a combination of hilly terrain and coastal plains. The area’s main occupations are rubber tappers, rice farmers, fishermen, government servants and traders. Tropical fruits such as mangosteen, rambutan and mangos are found cultivated in the home gardens and orchards.

Target crops and varieties

Mangifera, Nephelium and Garcinia. Site has fruit tree richness (15). Mangifera foetida (Bacang), M. indica (Mangga chokanan and Mangga ciku), Nephelium lappaceum (Rambutan kacang goreng, Rambutan lekang nyiur, Rambutan gading, Rambutan anak sekolah and Rambutan R4) and Garcinia mangostana (Manggis and manggis organik).

CONTACT

Dato Sharif Haron, PhD
Director General MARDI,
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
PO Box 12301, General Post Office 50774,
Kuala Lumpur,
MALAYSIA
Tel : + 603 89437388
Email : sharifh@mardi.gov.my

Salma Idris, PhD
National Project Coordinator
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
PO Box 12301, General Post Office 50774
Kuala Lumpur
MALAYSIA
Tel: 603-89437426
E-mail: salma@mardi.gov.my

Fazlisyam Md. Isa
Site Coordinator-Bukit Gantang, Perak and Yan, Kedah
Department of Agriculture
Wisma Tani, Level10, Lot 4G2, Presint 4,
62624 Putrajaya
email: fazlisyam@doa.gov.my

Wai Wah Wong
Site Coordinator-Kota Belud and Papar, Sabah
Department of Agriculture HQ L-5
Wisma Pertanian Sabah
Jln. Tasik, Off Jln. Maktab Gaya
88632, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, MALAYSIA
Email:  waiwah.wong@sabah.gov.my

Shariah Umar
Site Coordinator-Sibuti, Sarawak
Sarawak Agriculture Research Centre Semongok
Department of Agriculture
PO Box 977, 93720 Kuching, Sarawak
MALAYSIA
Email: shariaho@sarawak.gov.my

Pearlycia Brooke
Site Coordinator-Serian, Sarawak
Agriculture Research Centre Semongok
Department of Agriculture
PO Box 977, 93720 Kuching, Sarawak
MALAYSIA
Email: pearlycb@sarawak.gov.my

Muhammad Shafie Md Sah
Research Officer
National Project Management Unit
Strategic Resource Research Centre, MARDI, P.O. Box 12301, General Post Office , 50774 Kuala Lumpur,
MALAYSIA
Email: shafiems@mardi.gov.my

 

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