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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
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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
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
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