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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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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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