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Department of Agriculture Sarawak, 7 & 12-17th Floor, Menara Pelita,
Jln. Tun Abdul Rahman Yakub, Petra Jaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak
Tel. No.: 082-441000   Fax No.: 082-447821
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For more enquiries, please contact us:

Address :

Department of Agriculture Sarawak, 7 & 12-17th Floor, Menara Pelita,
Jln. Tun Abdul Rahman Yakub, Petra Jaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak

Tel. No.:  082-441000  
Fax No.:  082-447639 (Director Office), 
                082-446039 (Human Resource)

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VEGETABLES CERTIFICATION SCHEMEVEGETABLES CERTIFICATION SCHEME

VEGETABLES CERTIFICATION SCHEME (VCS)

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What is Vegetables Certification Scheme? (VCS)

A scheme organised by Department of Agriculture for the commercial vegetable planters. The participant must comply with all the conditions specified under the scheme and manage their farm incorporating the concept of Good Agriculture Practices (GAP). 

The staff of the Department would monitor their farms periodically to check on their credentials.  To confirm compliance, samples of the vegetables produced are collected for pesticide residue analysis.  A certificate is issued annually subject to the farmers being able to satisfy all the conditions specified under the scheme.

With such  a scheme in place, consumers would have the confidence that the vegetables they eat are pesticide safe.  Vegetables produced from these farms could have a marketing edge both for the local and export markets.  This scheme is an important step towards quality assurance regarding food safety in Sarawak.   

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A participant with the VCS certificate awarded to his farm

Objectives

  1. To give recognition to farmers who have consistently produced pesticide-safe vegetables
  2. To provide consumers a choice to buy pesticide-safe vegetables
  3. To facilitate farmers obtain premium price through increased production of pesticide-safe vegetable

 

Prosedur Pelaksanaan

Organise awareness program and dialogue session

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Organise 'Pesticide Management' course for farmers and staff
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Farm monitoring
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Samples of the vegetables produced are collected for pesticide residue analysis
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Process application and prepare certificate
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Issue certificate to certify pesticide-safe vegetables
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Periodically monitoring and technical advice to the certified farm
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Conduct in-situ training during the monitoring visit
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Collect sample from time to time from the certified farm
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Renew certificate for one year period

 

How to reduce the pesticide residue in vegetables?

  • Read and follow instruction labelled on the pesticide bottle
  • Seek for advice from Department of Agriculture's staff if the farm is facing problem on pest and disease
  • Practice 'Prohibited Period For Harvesting' as labelled
  • Practising Integrated Pest Management (IMP) to control pest and disease
  • Attending course 'Management of Pest and Disease' organised by Department of Agriculture

How to Apply / further clarification, please contact:

Vegetable Certification Scheme,
Plant Protection and Quarantine Branch,
Department of Agriculture Headquarters,
Level 12-17, Menara Pelita,
Jalan Tun Abdul Rahman Yaakob,
93050 Kuching,
Sarawak

Tel: 082-441000

 

Contributed by Vegetables Certification Unit

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