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Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of Underutilised Taro to Increase Food Security and Improve Livelihoods of Marginalised Communities Faced with Climate Change
Interview session and focus group discussion, Malaysia
Date: July 2021
As part of the baseline survey activities, interviews and focus group discussions were held in several localities
Interview sessions were held in Semenyih, Selangor with a taro farmer producing the local variety called 'Keladi mawar'. The farmer's plot size is 0.6ha and harvested output is 1,200kg. The farmer markets the taro through online platforms and has obtained good prices.
Interview session
 
Taro farm
 
Focus group discussions (FGD) were held in Muar, Johor with a group of five respondents. The farmers produce the local variety "Keladi mawar' with an average cultivation area of 1.26ha
FGD session
 
Taro farm
 
There are pending interviews and FGDs to be conducted but due to current movement restrictions in place due to the pandemic, this is will take longer to carry out.
 
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