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Center for Sustainable Small-owners (CSS) conducts first field day for Smallholder Farmer Livelihood Improvement Initiative

The first Learning Farm (LeFa) Field Day was successfully conducted on 25th September 2019 at Rengit, Batu Pahat, Johor. The event was attended by a team of farmers and workers led by Tuan Haji Sahani. The Field Day started with CSS Consultant Agronomists briefing, on frond placement and fertilizer application. The goal was to help the farmers improve their current practice and knowledge of Good Agricultural Practices. The demonstration was performed by the Agronomists and was held at one of the Core LeFa farms.  Participants were given the opportunity to replicate the fertilizer application and understand the importance of placing fronds strategically, enabling better fertilizer and nutrient uptake. CSS will organize more Field Days in the future, on related topics. Through such field days, the CSS livelihood initiative aims to increase yield for the small farms and diffuse good Agricultural Practices in the small holder farming community.