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CRI predicts 500 m coconut yield shortage for 2017

Given the challenges faced by the industry with repeated droughts, increased demand for domestic consumption and the felling of coconut trees, the Coconut Research Institute (CRI) forecasts a 450-500 million nut shortfall this year.

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Govt. mulls liberalisation of coconut industry to boost exports

By Charumini de Silva Original article Plantation Industries Minister to obtain Cabinet approval to import fresh kernels for value addition exports  CDA to get promotion agency, possible plans for overseas campaigns As a step towards reviving coconut-based value addition and exports, the … Continue reading

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‘Growth prospects bleak for Sri Lanka’s tea industry’

Adverse weather conditions, combined with rising costs and greater competition, threaten to weaken Sri Lanka’s position in the global tea industry, though efforts to develop new markets could help offset downturns in exports and revenue.Flooding in mid-May struck a number … Continue reading

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Global role of Sri Lankan rice to feed the world

Original Article : Link By Dr. Prasad Senadheera – International Rice Research Institute, Open University of Sri Lanka Why was ancient Sri Lanka called the granary of the East despite the presence of many other rice growing countries which were … Continue reading

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Tea production plummets

Sunday, March 27, 2016 Original Article: Link By Sandun Jayawardana ‘The drought is killing the tea industry’   The prevailing drought has had a severe adverse impact on producers of both low-grown and high-grown tea, with many struggling to cope due … Continue reading

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Farmers Threaten To March To Colombo

Original Article: Link by Camelia Nathaniel             Having gone through many hardships during the previous regime the farmers were hopeful of a better future when they supported President Maithripala Sirisena, whom they identified as a leader hailing … Continue reading

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How that Cheap Prawn Sandwich of yours is Ruining Sri Lanka’s Coasts

WRITTEN BY-Mark Huxham Professor of Teaching and Research in Environmental Biology at Edinburgh Napier University Date posted- July 24 2015 on qz.com Original Link- http://qz.com/463195/how-that-cheap-prawn-sandwich-of-yours-is-ruining-sri-lankas-coasts/ The industry of farming of shellfish is dominated by the likes of China, Vietnam and Thailand.However … Continue reading

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