SUSTAINABLE & RESILIENT RICE FARMING
Rice felds undergo continuous exposure to biotic and abiotic stresses that marked reduce rice yields due to diseases, insect infestation, and environmental factors. Climate change, land, water, and biodiversity degradation cause further changes in the rice production systems. Rice farmers in Malaysia have to ensure a sustainable food production system and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and yield in order to thrive. The sustainable system helps to maintain the ecosystems, enhance the capacity to adapt to climate change, extreme weather, drought, fooding, salinity and progressively improve land and soil quality while maintaining a good genetic diversity of seeds.