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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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Climate Change Impacts on Rice Farming Systems in Northwestern Sri Lanka

A sustained program of research under AgMIP (Agricultural Model Inter-comparison and Improvement Project)  has led to the implementation for climate, crop, and economic models for rice agricultural systems in Sri Lanka. Research under this program included generating future climate projections, … Continue reading

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Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories

Rice, the lifeblood of so many nations’ cuisines, is perhaps the most ubiquitous food in the world. In Asia, where an estimated 90 percent of all rice is consumed, the pillowy grains are part of almost every meal. In the Caribbean, where … Continue reading

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Climate Change Impacts on Rice Farming Systems in Northwestern Sri Lanka-Poster Presentation

Lareef Zubair1, Sarath Nissanka2, W.M.W. Weerakoon3, Dumindu Herath1, Asha Karunaratne4, Prabodha Malinga Bandara Agalawatte1, R.M. Herath5, Erandika Wijekoon1, Zeenas Yahiya1, Sewwandhi Chandrasekara1 and Janan Viswanathan1, (1)Foundation for Environment, Climate and Technology, Rajawella, Sri Lanka (2)University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka … Continue reading

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ERA Conference (Colombo 2014)

PI contributes to South Asia Biosafety Meeting on Climate Change The PI was invited to present on the implications of climate change at the South Asia Meeting on Biosafety organized by the International Life Sciences Institute with funding from USAID. … Continue reading

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Agmip Reference

References [D I1] Abeysekera, S. W. and D.S. De. Z. Abeysiriwardena. (n.d.).  Recent development in hybrid rice research in Sri Lanka. Rice research and Development Institute, Batalagoda, Ibbagamuwa, Sri Lanka. [G2] Available at http://www.goviya.lk/agrilearning/Paddy/Paddy_Research/Paddy_pdf/V9.pdf. Accessed April 23, 2013. Agstat. 2010. … Continue reading

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