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PM’s office announces an on-line management Information System for paddy/rice

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

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New Radical Vision for Sustainable,Innovative Agriculture

By Rizvi Zaheed Human civilization is rapidly approaching an unprecedented threshold beyond which lies an exciting yet highly uncertain and volatile age. Many of the assumptions that have formed the basis of complex industrial societies are themselves falling under increased … Continue reading

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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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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 Accessed April 23, 2013. Agstat. 2010. … Continue reading

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Mysterious Kidney Disease Slays Farmworkers In Central America

Manuel Antonio Tejarino used to be a lean, fit field hand. During the sugar cane harvest, he’d swing a machete for hours, hacking at the thick, towering stalks. Now Tejarino is slumped in a faded, cloth deck chair outside his sister’s … Continue reading

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