#kitajagakita - Organic Orang Asli-grown Durians, from Ulu Geruntum to You
Roz Hussin, Academic
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With durian season in full-swing, many of us are still enjoying these delicious fruits, despite the pandemic. But for the Orang Asli from Ulu Geruntum in Perak, setting up roadside stalls and pivoting online to sell their durians as others did, weren't options readily available to them. Tonnes of durians from their harvest this year ended up being wasted due to circumstances beyond their control. That is, until some friends stepped in to help, and managed to assist the Orang Asli villagers sell their durians through a direct sales initiative to folks in urban areas, using open online tools. We find out more this #kitajagakita collaboration between Orang Asli and volunteers, from academic Roz Hussin.
* If you'd like to order durians from Ulu Geruntum, fill up this form.
** If you’d like to volunteer to help, contact Roz via WhatsApp at +1 (402) 2172914
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Produced by: Juliet Jacobs
Presented by: Juliet Jacobs
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Categories: Environment, Science, Trends and Forecasts, Markets, Education
Tags: The Bigger Picture, Live & Learn, Ulu Geruntum, Kampung Ulu Geruntum, Gopeng, Orang Asli, durian kampung, orang asli durian, organic durians, Roz Hussin, #kitajagakita,