Pandawa Agri Indonesia transforms Malaysian agriculture: cuts pesticide use by up to half.

Pandawan Agri Indonesia collaborates with NAFAS Agri Services Sdn. Bhd. (NASSB) and FGV Agri Services Sdn. Bhd. (FGVAS) to Introduce WEED Solut-ioN® .

Did you know you’re likely being exposed to low levels of pesticide everyday? Whether it’s from eating, drinking, or breathing them in, the use of pesticide plays a significant role in food production. It’s become difficult to avoid! 

Although not toxic to humans in small amounts, the usage of these pesticides themselves create larger-scale issues for the environment (including humans!) as a whole. Pesticides can contaminate soil and water, killing insects, birds, fish, and even non-targeted plants nearby. So although useful in protecting crops, the role of pesticides in food production comes with its issues. 

Pandawa Agri Indonesia. 

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Image by Pandawa Agri Indonesia on Facebook.

Which is why Pandawa Agri Indonesia (PAI) is stepping in. As Indonesia’s first life-science based company and the only one with innovation to develop pesticide-reducing products, Pandawa Agri Indonesia is committed to helping agricultural business actors in achieving sustainable, environmentally friendly, safe, and cost-effective agricultural practices. 

In a strategic collaboration with NAFAS Agri Services Sdn. Bhd. (NASSB) and FGV Agri Services Sdn. Bhd. (FGVAS), a global agriculture and agricultural commodities company based in Malaysia, PAI is introducing WEED Solut-ioN® to the Malaysian rice smallholder ecosystem through government distribution channels and open markets.

WEED Solut-ioN®.

The product, WEED Solut-ioN®, is a pesticide reductant introduced by PAI that uses a special formulation to reduce pesticide doses in agriculture, while still allowing for the same effectiveness as the use of a single dose of pesticide.

It has been supplied to Indonesian farmers and plantations since 2014. In Indonesia alone, over 3.5 million litres of this reductant has been used and recorded across various agricultural sectors.

By reducing pesticide use by up to 50 percent, this solution helps Malaysia’s agricultural sector in more ways than just lesser environmental damage. It may also lead to cost optimization for over 200,000 rice farmers in Malaysia.

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The partnership between PAI, NASSB, and FGVAS, symbolises the combined support and endeavours of the three companies, Malaysia, and farmers in fostering a farming environment that is healthier, safer, and much more environmentally sustainable.

During the introduction of WEED Solut-ioN® at the Seremonial Rapat Agung NAFAS, En. Syamshul Khamal Bin Mohd Ramli, CEO of NASSB, affirmed, “In our role as a Government Solutions Partner, we serve as the primary provider of top-quality agricultural inputs distributed to farmers throughout the region. This collaboration with Pandawa Agri Indonesia, our inaugural partnership with an Indonesian agrochemical company, along with FGVAS, signifies a tangible manifestation of our dedication to advancing environmentally friendly agriculture and maximizing benefits for over 200,000 rice farmers in this nation.”

Curious to find out more about Pandawa Agri and its sustainable agricultural solutions? Find out more about them at their website here.

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