1st RRPG Workshop 2010

Discussion session of workshop at UTM Campus.  Skudai - Johor Bahru, Malaysia. 4 October 2010.

Discussion session of workshop at UTM Campus. Skudai – Johor Bahru, Malaysia. 4 October 2010.

The first RRPG meeting and workshop was held in UTM, Johor Malaysia on 4-5th October 2010. It focused on the theme “One Village One Product, OVOP“ which include discussion on the concept and experiences of implementations of OVOP and other similar or related concepts such as economic and industrial cluster in rural setting.

Visitation to herbal medicine processing in UTM Campus. 5 October 2010.

Visitation to herbal medicine processing in UTM Campus. 5 October 2010.

The purposes of the workshop was consisted of  identify the challenges and deepen our interpretation of the concept; understand and investigate current issues; come out with a roadmap for immediate experimentation with innovations in the methodology; identify what are the issues which demand further research; reexamine the relevance of the concept in different world regions and village situations; discuss Initial ideas for new directions.

RRPG participants at tourist homestay at Pontian, Johor, Malaysia. 5 October 2010.

RRPG participants at tourist homestay at Pontian, Johor, Malaysia. 5 October 2010.

The Meeting was continued with field visit to herbal medicine processing in UTM, SME and tourism homestay in Pontian, Johor, Tanjung Piai tourism sight of mangrove forest.

RRPG Participants visited Tanjung Piai, the southern most tip of peninsula Malaysia and mainland Eurasia in Johor, Malaysia. 5 October 2010.

RRPG Participants visited Tanjung Piai, the southern most tip of peninsula Malaysia and mainland Eurasia in Johor, Malaysia. 5 October 2010.

The 1st meeting has been successful in encouraging the knowledge and experience shares, and the establishment of a RRPG network.

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