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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.
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
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
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
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
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