On 21 October 2019, the founder of PWD Smart Farmability, Dr. Billy Tang was invited to represent urban farming at the Hari Alam Sekitar Peringkat Daerah Hulu Langat. Our methods of urban farming employ aquaponics technology, which is a more environmentally sustainable form of agriculture as it does not use as much water, has a lower carbon emission, is pesticide-free and chemical-free, and does not exhaust the earth's soil from nutrients.
During the event, Dr. Billy Tang was blessed with the chance to explain how PWD aims to help the disabled people champion urban farming. His core vision is to create an inclusive society by giving the disabled community meaningful jobs, provide nutritious food, and save the environment bit by bit.
In line with the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 for Malaysia, PWD's "Shared Value Farming Project" has a "Zero Reject Policy" where the disabled can work and sustain themselves in their farms.
PWD's core value of creating a local circular economy and scaling up nutrition for the nation led us to produce the world's first Organic Vegetable Terrarium, the HOPE Box.
The HOPE Box provides fresh, nutritious, regenerating and unrefrigerated vegetables that can self-sustain for 3 months. Interested patrons can adopt a box for themselves or adopt it as a gift to empower the disabled people or lower-income group for only RM150.
Dr. Billy Tang hopes that their efforts can demonstrate a fresh approach in empowering the disabled to return back to work and contribute to society while addressing a lower carbon footprint and food miles.
Hari Alam Sekitar is a celebration organised by the Malaysian government every year as an effort to raise awareness and encourage action to protect the environment.\