Saturday, September 12, 2009

What is our Choice : Starvation or Self Sufficiency in Food Production?

Why Pakistan can’t learn from Malaysia’s revolutionary Deep Tropical agricultural system that is a model for feeding the world – fast – and bringing the developing nations out of feudal poverty. We have got genius brains and man-power to achieve self-sufficiency in Food production only if big feudal-lords, agricultural scientists and multibillionaire businessmen like Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari demonstrate their true patriotism and establish an institution to think up creative ideas of emergency Food production. We can create some different methods that suit our local atmosphere and weather conditions. Shall we but when? Our water resources are decreasing day by day and we are still in a quandary about whether Musharraf should be punished or not or what to do with 17th amendment. Shame on the government that is spending billions of rupees on the safety and security of its ministers and high-ups and criminally ignoring the Food crisis that looms large depicting a horrible picture of the future. At least Mr. Prime Minister should take up the matter with the US government to provide assistance and necessary technology to increase our agricultural produce to the extent of self-sufficiency. It is possible only if Mr. Zardari lets him visit United States independently….! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Excerpts from a thesis by Mohammad Peter Davis and N. Yogendran - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The thesis could be downloaded in PDF form at the right of this blog. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The need for self-sufficiency and the threat to national survival has driven us to find a fast solution for producing emergency food for Malaysia. We believe that our Deep Topical agricultural system, which has blossomed only in the last year or so, after 20 of rather lonely research and entrepreneurship, can also be adopted immediately by those developing tropical countries that have sufficient rainfall or underground water and later by the rest of the tropical nations as nuclear-powered desalinated water comes on stream. - - - - -
Malaysia is now making great advances with its Deep Tropical agricultural system that “double leapfrogs” both the backyard farming in developing countries and the grazing systems in more advanced temperate countries. A Deep Tropical intensive dairy farm in Malaysia, based on grass plantation and climate-controlled-housed cows, which started from scratch in September 2007, is today selling commercial quantities of top quality milk and by December 2009 will be well on target to produce 15,000 liters of milk per day, from a 150-hectare grass plantation employing just 25 staff. - - - - -

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