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Lasiyo Syaifudin: Farming the smart way

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    The Jakarta Post

Bantul, Yogyakarta | Tue, January 26 2010 | 01:24 pm
Lasiyo Syaifudin: Farming the smart way

PREMIUM JP/Slamet SusantoFarmers should not be poor, Lasiyo Syaifudin has decided.The 50-year-old Ponggok farmer — from Bambanglipuro, Bantul — has therefore made it his mission to tell his peers how to farm smart — while also applying local wisdom — by using biological material when planting crops or reducing dependence on chemical substances.Lasiyo, who has rarely been at home in recent years, t...