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Spearheading organic farming: Koperasi Belia Islam

Jun-E Tan, 2014

Koperasi Belia Islam (KBI) is a credit co-operative based on Islamic financial principles, started in 1977. It is the economic arm of the Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia, or ABIM) and generates income for its members and part of the expenses needed for the running of both organisations.

In the recent years, KBI shifted its services towards community mobilisation, and initiated its organic farming programme. The objectives of the programme are to generate additional income for households, to create wealth from waste by using low cost farming technologies, and to contribute towards food security, food safety, and food sovereignty of the country. It forges a smart partnership involving the land owner, the entrepreneur, the investor and the co-operative. Projects have been initiated in the below communities, in urban, rural and peri-urban settings:

  • Kampung Bidadari, Bintangor, Sarawak

  • Kampung Bukit Cerakah Jaya, Selangor

  • Felcra Resettlement Area in Pulau Banggi, Sabah

  • Felcra Resettlement Area in Batang Lupar, Sarawak

  • Kariah (parish) of Salahudin Ayubi Mosque, Kuala Lumpur

  • Kampung Lunas, Kedah

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