Eco-warriors turn to agroforestry to help smallholders with sustainable farming

Desmond Davidson

A Kenyah villager from Long Tungan, Baram, tends to her newly purchased coffee seedlings. – The Malaysian Insight pic, February 2, 2023.

SAVE Rivers, the Sarawak civil society organisation more synonymous with the fight against the state’s plan to construct mammoth hydroelectric dams, is charting a new path in forest conservancy.

With dam construction now on ice following a 2015 moratorium ordered by former chief minister Adenan Satem, Save Rivers has moved into agroforestry with the aim of improving food security for the state’s ethnic groups living in an around the Baram Peace Park through a community-driven sustainable project.

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