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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 http://www.goviya.lk/agrilearning/Paddy/Paddy_Research/Paddy_pdf/V9.pdf. 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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Here’s The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World

It’s not every fruit that gets its own international symposium. Then again, the jackfruit is not your typical fruit. It’s got a distinctive, musky smell, and a flavor that some describe as like Juicy Fruit gum. It is the largest … Continue reading

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Health Risk versus Improving Yield

  People are dealing with acute kidney problems due to water contamination in the North-Central region of Sri Lanka. Whether this is due to the use of excess inorganic fertilizer is one of the policy issues facing Sri Lankan agriculture. … Continue reading

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