SRI 2013 : Persidangan Kebangsaan Kedua SRI 11-13 Jun, 2013

SRI 2013 : Persidangan Kebangsaan Kedua SRI 11-13 Jun, 2013

Teks Ucaptama Prof. Dr Wan Mohtar Wan Yusoff, Pengerusi (Protem) SRI-Mas (Malaysian Agroecology Society for Sustainable Resource Intensification).

Prof. Dr Wan Mohtar Wan Yusoff, UKM

Prof. Dr Wan Mohtar Wan Yusoff, UKM

The Operation Framework for a Successful SRI Programme
Wan Mohtar Wan Yusoff

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Keynote Address Persidangan SRI 2
11-13, Lumut, Perak. Malaysia


The acceptance of System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in most countries has been lukewarm to the point of unexplained resistance by government agencies dealing with anything concerning the planting of rice. On the contrary, slow but strong acceptance to the point of becoming an obsession (Lirik Lagu Gile as testimony to this strong acceptance amongst SRI advocates in Malaysia) are detected in small scale rice planting communities across Selangor, Kelantan, Perak and several other states. They have been given much needed intensive academic support by researchers in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia and several others. Non-governmental organization especially Seacon, Felcra Training has been the main mover and several others are chipping in at a fast rate. Research institutions have been, up till now, taking a conservative approach but some local authorities are involved heavily on the ground especially in Selangor, at Sri Lovely, Kedah and at Tunjung, Kelantan. We at Sri-Mas, a non-governmental coalition of concerned researchers across Malaysian, are emboldened by strong support from several friends in the corporate sector and from the cooperative movement (having declared their readiness to market SRI rice). Strong resistance, albeit a cultural one, are also detected in operators of large scale rice plantation. This is quite understandable taking into account their vast acreage and interest-based investments. Clearly there are limits to the efficiency of SRI approach and this we fully agree. A 10-20 hectare small holdings have shown objectively verifiable data that the productivity have breached a 10ton per hectare goal. We are in possession of real-time data from Sri farmers across the ever increasing SRI farming acreage. The very short history of SRI-Mas, being just recently registered with the Registrar of Society having taken a quantum learning curve from vast experiences by SRI advocates in other countries, especially from our co-advocates in Indonesia, have armed us a much needed extensive and intensive appreciation of what needs to be done for a successful SRI operational framework. We present seven (7) steps to achieve such a going-uphill task of not only bringing to the attention of all concerns but to monitor and unsure a sustainable SRI approach to all rice farmers in Malaysia and beyond its shores.

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The seven operation framework for SRI (7OF-SRI) advocate

The mapping of this operational operation framework takes into account and appreciation of specific instances on the ground of operation (theatre of implementation) and the community dynamics that prevails. Nevertheless, the principles that forms the basis of 7OF-SRI transcends that geographical and community boundaries. The 7OF-SRI focusses on the transformation of vast acreages of the heart of the advocate and not the terrestrial acreage. We believe that once the heart is firm on an idea after witnessing the outcome, the expression of that idea in the physical manifestation is a matter of time and it may well take 23 years or more if we were to take note of the greatest transformation of man and his environs that our human history ever witnessed. That is the transformation of a barbaric form of human expression pre-Islamic times to the finest expression of the inherent nature of man during the age of letters, reason and intellectual explorations with validations exemplified during the times of Muhammad, Rasulullah sallallahualaihi wasallam (saw) and his companions. May Allah be pleased with them all. We draw from this finest example as we do not find any other. For the case of what needs to be done in the 7OF-SRI, first and foremost in the deal flows of SRI reawakening is to make a declaration, like declaring an article of faith, that SRI approach are to be implemented immediately with what little or much at hand. This point of saying and implementing the belief is the rate limiting step. That is, the step that defines all endeavor that comes after it. This declaration will immediately draws uncalled resistances from all parties (farmers, agencies that for decades have implemented non-SRI approaches, suppliers of seeds and chemicals, farm services operators, rice millers, rice distributors and even from non-SRI extension workers) that have anything to do with rice planting. The resistance may come in the form of a soft paddle that SRI approach is not a well- tested method, not scientifically proven and general not economic. A declaration to take the position of SRI draws the most sensitive response from neighboring farmer that are still spraying government subsidized pesticides with full protective clothing. Much concerns of own health safety, hence the full poison proof coverings but sadly little concerns that the changes in wind directions could potentially endanger their own children and the children of neighbors. For the record, and much has been recorded to-date, adverse skin rashes has been reported affecting farm hand that does the spraying due to spillage from knapsack sprayer. Alas, even those kind of human maladies do not deter the non-SRI farmers and/or agencies responsible for rural population healthcare. All of the above observations are assumed (worst still is the acceptance as taken) to be a part of the modern development in rice planting. All done in the name of progress. Such are the scale of resistance embedded in the minds of non-SRI farmers and advocates that SRI farmers and advocates have to appreciate and tackle. We thus believe that the tackling that needs to be done is at the heart of men and women farmers, researchers, legislators and consumers.

The second step is to persevere and endure the barrage of criticism meted against the self-declared SRI-person or the 6 approaches needed for a 100% SRI ranking. The Malay word for this state of being is sabr, which is really an Arabic word having the same literal and deep meanings. Sabr is an inner strength emanating from the very core of the declaration. The going uphill task is felt-less when one is in a pure state of sabr, fully aware of challenges ahead. We take note of harassment by loss business chemical suppliers (as SRI approach produce own bio-fertilizers and sell amongst SRI farmers) at farm hand and SRI extension officer level. Should no sense of sabr prevail, we envisage SRI advocates would give up and revert to business as usual.

The third step is to constantly remember your declaration, again and again as that would be the source energy point to fall back on. In time of stress and increased stress situation gone unattended, the gathering of strength to proceed with SRI would surely diminished. This step that stipulates constant remembrance to the declaration to become a successful SRI farmer is the neutralizer to manage stress at a level that do not interfere with operation. For a Muslim, the Arabic and Malay word for this neutralizing and civilizing step is termed dzikrullah. Armed with the constant dynamics of inwards and outwards activities very much like the practice of deep breathing, the fourth step becomes a natural progression, that is being thankful to being in the new state of realization about rice and its environ, new family orientation and new purpose. For Muslim we say shukranlillah. This state of thankfulness gathers the inner strength that would enable the SRI farmers to stay the course of completing all 6 requirements of SRI to become 100% SRI. This act of staying the course (istiqomah) will open up more doors for self and community empowerment within a networking framework. This stage of experiential learning and the manifestation of the goodness in SRI approaches will develop a situation where the dictum of prosper thy neighbor becomes expressed in its full form and function. The SRI and non SRI farmers will be in an integrative mode, albeit at an initial slow rate, and until acts of sadeka or khidmat becomes immersed in them. Thus paving the way to the 7th step of culturation of doing things as part of worship or ibada to the one-true Creator as the full expression of the implementation of Sunnahtullah (in all sincerity) bears its pristine reality.

We list below 5 things to do by SRI-Mas executive committee to support this operation framework to achieve a nationwide advocacy of SRI approach in a sustainable way.
1-To set-up register of SRI farmer
2- To set-up REAL ( recognization, accreditization, and licensing) initiative for SRI approaches.
3- To set-up SRI outreach task force involving researchers, farmers and legislators.
4- To set-up a nationally networked distribution centre for SRI rice to ensure realistic pricing.
5- To set-up an international forum for sharing of SRI advocacy.


SRI 2013 : Persidangan Kebangsaan Kedua SRI 11-13 Jun, 2013 (Hari Pertama)

SRI 2013 : Persidangan Kebangsaan Kedua SRI 11-13 Jun, 2013 (Hari Pertama)

SRI 2013 di Lumut, Perak

SRI 2013 di Lumut, Perak

Persidangan Kedua SRI telah dijalankan pada 11-12 Jun, 2013 di Orient Star Hotel, Lumut, Perak. Persidangan ini dianjur bersama SRI-Mas, UPM, UKM, FTC, SEACON dan BERNAS. Tema pada kali ini adalah ‘SRI: An Untapped Potential for Food Security’.

Video hanya dapat disediakan untuk beberapa persembahan sahaja kerana hanya ada satu sahaja kamera beroperasi. Berlaku bateri perlu dicas dan kekurangan kapasiti kad SD. Lain kali kena ada sekurang-kurangnya dua kamera baru boleh rakam semua. InsyaAllah.

HARI 1 – 11 Jun, 2013


1000 – 1100 – “SRI: Strategic Thrusts in Agricultural, Soci-Economic & Environmental Policies” oleh Dr Yang Saing Koma, Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC). [VIDEO]


1100 – 1130 – “What is System of Rice Intensification?” oleh Noorazimah Taharim, Malaysian Agroecology Society for Sustainable Resource Intensification (SRI-Mas). [VIDEO]

1130 – 1150 – “Microbes in Growth of Paddy: A Particulate in the State of Equilibrium with Associated Particulates” oleh Prof Dr Wan Mohtar Wan Yusoff, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). [VIDEO]

1130 – 1210 – “SRI Single Seedling Nursery Tray: An Innovative Breakthrough to Challenges in Raising and Transplanting Seedlings” oleh Dr Aimrun Wayayok, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). [VIDEO]

1210 – 1230 – “Comparison of Weed Management between System of Rice Intensification and Direct Seeded Rice” oleh Bashir Abdirahman Farah, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). [VIDEO]

1230 -1250 – “Application of Mapping System and Services for Canal Operation Techniques (MASSCOTE) in SRI” oleh Mohd Yazid Abdullah, Kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani (MOA).










SRI-Mas : National Workshop on Sustainable Rice Production: Re-Visiting IPM

SRI-Mas : National Workshop on Sustainable Rice Production: Re-Visiting IPM

SRI-Mas : National Workshop on Sustainable Rice Production: Re-Visiting IPM

SRI-Mas : National Workshop on Sustainable Rice Production: Re-Visiting IPM


Mak Tam rasa sangat seronok menjadi warga SRI-Mas. Dapat ramai kawan dan kenal ramai anak-anak muda di menara gading. Yang ni ‘Rainbow Girls’ yang memudahkan perjalanan sesi Demo Stations. Syabas ‘Rainbow Girls’!

SRI-Mas : Rainbow Girls

SRI-Mas : Rainbow Girls

Banyak yang Mak Tam nak ceritakan di sini. Tapi buat masa ini sila tengok gambar-gambar dulu. Sila klik di link di bawah:

SRI-Mas : National Workshop on Sustainable Rice Production: Re-Visiting IPM

SRI-Mas : National Workshop on Sustainable Rice Production: Re-Visiting IPM

Satu bengkel mengenai IPM (Integrated Pest Management) atau Pengurusan Perosak Bersepadu diperingkat kebangsaan akan dianjurkan bersama oleh UKM, UPM, SEACON, BERNAS, LESTARI dan SRI-Mas. Bengkel akan diadakan di Dewan Tun Abdullah Salleh, UKM, Bangi, Selangor pada 12-13 September, 2012. Cara untuk mendaftar akan diberitahu kelak. Muat turun SRI-Mas IPM Workshop Brochure di sini.

SRI-Mas : National Workshop on Sustainable Rice Production: Re-Visiting IPM

SRI-Mas : National Workshop on Sustainable Rice Production: Re-Visiting IPM

SRI-Mas : National Workshop on Sustainable Rice Production: Re-Visiting IPM

SRI-Mas : National Workshop on Sustainable Rice Production: Re-Visiting IPM

Padi SRI Selangor : Laporan Lawatan Prof Dr Norman Uphoff Ke Malaysia

Padi SRI Selangor : Laporan Lawatan Prof Dr Norman Uphoff Ke Malaysia (1 – 9 Julai, 2011)

Jika berminat mengetahui kemajuan SRI di negara kita Malaysia, silalah klik disini. Ia terkandung dalam laporan lawatan Prof Dr Norman Uphoff dan Lucy Fisher dari CIIFAD yang berpusat di Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Hingga sekarang, sudah ada 48 negara di dunia menggunakan SRI dalam penanaman padi mereka. Sila lihat peta dan tahun pengenalan SRI ke negara-negara ini. Yang belum direkodkan dalam peta tersebut adalah Solomon Islands, Morocco, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Colombia dan Guyana.

Padi SRI Selangor : Lawatan Prof Dr Norman Uphoff & Lucy Fisher dari CIIFAD

Padi SRI Selangor : Lawatan Prof Dr Norman Uphoff & Lucy Fisher dari CIIFAD dari kiri: Deri Ramdani, Mak Tam, Lucy Fisher, Prof Dr Norman Uphoff, Pak Tam, Mokhtar

Padi SRI Selangor : Cara Membuat MOL Siput Gondang

Padi SRI Selangor : Cara Membuat MOL Siput Gondang

Padi SRI Selangor : Cara Membuat MOL Siput Gondang

Padi SRI Selangor : Siput Gondang

Baru sebentar tadi dapat permintaan daripada Facebook. Saudara Zoro Terbang (aisay.. Zoro naik kuda, daa…) minta resipi MOL siput gondang. Sebenarnya siput apa-apa pun boleh. Tapi pasal siput gondang yang makan padi, biar kita buat bagi padi makan siput gondang pulak, seperti kata Pak Aep Saepudin Tasikmalaya.

5 kg siput yang masih hidup,
1 kg gula merah,
10 liter air kelapa.


Cara membuat MOL (Mikro Organisma Lokal):
1. Tumbuk siput sampai hancur dan tuangkan ke dalam bekas plastik. Pastikan tinggal ruang udara lebihkurang suku daripada saiz bekas.
2. Masukkan gula merah dan air kelapa, kacau hingga rata.
3. Tutup bekas plastik dengan rapat dan salurkan udara dari dalam bekas plastik melalui paip plastik ke dalam botol berisi air (penyediaan MOL dalam keadaan inaerobik). Lebihkurang macam gambar kat sini. Cuma mungkin bekas lebih besar dan siput lebih banyak. Juga memastikan bekas plastik berisi siput tidak meletup.

4. Selepas 7 hari, tapis dan tapisan disimpan didalam bekas plastik yang ditutup rapat. Simpan di tempat redup.


Padi SRI Selangor : Tumbuk Siput Sampai Hancur

Padi SRI Selangor : Tumbuk Siput Sampai Hancur

Cara menggunakannya:

MOL siput ini boleh digunakan sebagai bahan pereput, juga sebagai baja.

Sebagai bahan pereput untuk membuat kompos:

Guna pada kadar 1 liter MOL siput dan 5 liter air (elok jangan guna air paip sebab air paip ada klorin – guna air hujan atau air dari palong/parit), serta campur 3 sudu gula merah. Kacau dan siram atas bahan organan yang hendak dikomposkan.

Sebagai baja:

Guna pada kadar 1 liter MOL siput dan 10 liter air. Sembur kepada pokok padi berumur 10, 20, 30, dan 40 hari lepas tanam.


Kebaikan mengguna MOL siput gondang:

MOL siput gondang mengandungi nitrogen dan protin amino asid yang tinggi. Oleh itu ia boleh memacu pertumbuhan awal tanaman padi. Gunalah MOL ini terhadap padi yang ditanam secara konvensional dan tengok perbezaannya. Lepas tu laporkan kepada Mak Tam apa yang terjadi. Baru lah seronok Mak Tam bagi resipi. Kalau tidak, penat den menaip, jo…

Nota:  Sesapa nak resipi yang lain, kena buktikan sudah buat MOL siput gondang dulu. Buat blog bergambar ke, video ke.. Amacam?  😀


Atau boleh pergi buat training yang lengkap dan hands-on di Felcra Training & Consultancy Sdn Bhd. Latihannya best sekali. Pak Tam dan Mak Tam hasil dari dilatih di FTC, Seberang Perak. Untuk pertanyaan, sila hubungi:

Tuan Haji Rohaizat Ahmad (message kat facebook nama Rohaizat Ahmad) atau email beliau di Atau hubungi Encik Kharul 012-322-9755. Selamat belajar!

Percayalah, anda sudah tentu bersyukur dapat mengetahui rahsia alam semulajadi pertanian yang diciptaNya.

Padi SRI Selangor : Bengkel Pertanian Ekologi, FTC, Seberang Perak

Padi SRI Selangor : Bengkel Pertanian Ekologi, FTC, Seberang Perak

Padi SRI Selangor : Mesin Melandak Dicuba Di Tanah Encik Toif, Sawah Sempadan pada 25 Julai, 2011

Padi SRI Selangor : Mesin Melandak Dicuba Di Tanah Encik Toif, Sawah Sempadan pada 25 Julai, 2011

Padi SRI Selangor :  Latihan Membuat Baja dan Penghindar Natural Farming

Padi SRI Selangor : Latihan Membuat Baja dan Penghindar Natural Farming

Hari Isnin 25 Julai, 2011 dimulai dengan Pak Tam, Mak Tam dan Wahidah memberi latihan membuat baja dan penghindar SRI untuk rakan-rakan di PLKP, Tg Karang.  Empat orang dari kalangan rakan-rakan PLKP terlibat dalam aktiviti persawahan. Harapan kami adalah agar mereka dapat memulakan pembuatan sendiri baja dan penghindar ini dan menggunanya terus kepada padi mereka. Semoga mereka dapat faedah dari ini, dan seterusnya, dapat menjadi contoh kepada petani disekitar sawah mereka nanti.

Padi SRI Selangor : Rakan PLKP Memberi Perhatian

Padi SRI Selangor : Rakan PLKP Memberi Perhatian

Pada sebelah petangnya, kami bersama Talib dan rakan-rakan menjurus ke tanah Encik Toif di Blok W, Sawah Sempadan. Hati kami berdebar-debar kerana pada hari ini Encik Toif seharusnya telah mula melandak. Semasa kami sampai, kami dapati sawah telah pun dinaikkan air untuk melembutkan tanah sebelum kerja melandak dibuat.

Saya terus menelefon Encik Toif. Anaknya Siti menjawab dan memberitahu dia dan ayah nya berada di Ipoh untuk memberi barang untuk lori mereka. Setelah Pak Tam gagal mencari abang kepada Siti, kami mengambil keputusan untuk mencuba mesin melandak yang diubahsuai oleh Talib dan rakan-rakan.

Wahidah bertepuk tangan sambil berlari-lari anak untuk melihat Talib menggunakan mesin melandak untuk kali pertama di sawah semasa anak padi berumur 10 hari. Pak Tam yang mulanya nampak terpegun bersorak riang, ‘wooo.. hooi.. orait Lib, orait..’ Saya berjalan atas batas sambil memegang kamera dan hampir tergelincir ke dalam parit. Tapi kalau jatuh parit pun saya rasa berbaloi. Kami telah dapat satu mesin yang boleh menjalankan kerja melandak dengan lebih senang dan lebih cepat. Sekarang kena buat ‘sling’ bahu yang boleh menampung berat mesin, agar operator boleh menggunakan tangan untuk kawal perjalanan mesin dengan lebih tepat. YES! Go Padi SRI Selangor. Go PLKP SRI, Go PPL SRI.. GO, Go. Go…  😀  Syukur Alhamdulillah, Ya Rabb..