By Raj Moorthy Dilmah, the only Sri Lankan tea brand that has established a presence in 100 countries, is setting up the world’s first Climate Research Station at Queensberry Estate in Nawalapitiya. This was revealed by Dilmah Tea CEO and … Continue reading
Original article File Photo of farmers planting paddy in waterlogged fields. It has been decided to have an on-line Database System for Paddy/Rice stocks which could then be accessed easily by any official/or member of the public at any time, … Continue reading
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