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Crop Industry News: Sri Lanka

07 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Rice Output Decreased Due to Prolonged Dry Weather
SRI LANKA - Harvesting of the 2014 second season (Yala) rice and maize crops was completed in September. The 2014 Yala rice output, accounting for about 35 per cent of the annual production,...
26 February 2014
Crop Industry News from Sri Lanka Below Average Rains Expected to Limit Sri Lanka Rice Production
SRI LANKA - Harvesting of the 2013/14 main season (Maha) paddy began in early January and will continue until mid-April....
17 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Rice, Wheat Prices Remain Generally High but Stable
SRI LANKA - The price of rice, which has been on steady rise between June 2012 and February 2013, remained generally stable since, following satisfactory supplies from the 2013 main season Maha...
19 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Sri Lanka Rs. 50 Billion Spent for Fertiliser Subsidy
SRI LANKA - A conference to explore solution for food nutrition security in Sri Lanka was held this week under the patronage of Minister of Economic Development Mr Basil Rajapaksa at the Water’s...
30 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Sri Lanka President Directs Immediate Relief to Drought-Stricken Farmers
SRI LANKA - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa who made an inspection tour of farmland in the drought-stricken district of Polonnaruwa in the North Central Province directed the authorities...
04 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Sri Lanka Sri Lanka President Orders Assistance to Drought Affected Farmers
SRI LANKA - President Mahinda Rajapkasa has instructed government officials to provide immediate relief and assistance to farmers affected by the drought....
03 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Rice Exports Temporarily Suspended
SRI LANKA - President Mahinda Rajapaksa has suspended the export of rice until the harvest time of the next Maha Season. This measure has been taken to ensure a healthy domestic stock is reserved...
Crop Industry News from Sri Lanka Old Irrigation Systems Revived to Fight Sri Lanka Drought
SRI LANKA - The Committee on Emergency Drought Relief appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to help farmer communities affected by the prevailing drought, is to revive the old and dilapidated...
12 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Sri Lanka Float System Cultivation a Success
SRI LANKA - The use of floats for cultivation of various crops has proved very successful at yielding significant harvest. ...
11 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Sri Lanka Sri Lanka to Export Rice to Africa and Middle East
SRI LANKA - Sri Lanka which was a rice importing country until recently has achieved self sufficiency in rice production due to extensive encouragement made for paddy cultivation by the government...
15 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Becomes Maize Exporter
SRI LANKA - Sri Lanka which used to produce only 15 per cent of the country’s maize requirement has achieved self sufficiency in maize and the first 50,000 Metric Tonnes are to be exported...
29 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Sri Lanka Opposition Parties in Conspiracy to Reduce Rice Consumption
SRI LANKA - Following discussions held with several farmer organisations and Ministers recently, President Mahinda Rajapakse has appointed a committee to look in to whether the guaranteed price...
10 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Sri Lanka New Portable Biogas Plant for Domestic Use
SRI LANKA - J. H. Srimal Tissera of 98/1, ‘Samantha’, Siddhamulla, Piliyandala has invented an environment-friendly portable domestic compact biogas plant which is very handy for household...
18 August 2009
Crop Industry News from Sri Lanka Wind Farms for Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - The Sri Lankan Board of Investment has approved grants of up to US$68 million to four companies for two wind farms in Puttalam in the northwestern region of the country....
06 July 2009
Crop Industry News from Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Plans Second Wind Farm
Sri Lanka - The Srilankan government is to build the country's second wind power plant in Kalpitiya by the end of the year....
01 August 2008
Crop Industry News from Sri Lanka Biofuels Researched in Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - A pilot project for the manufacture of biodiesel in Sri Lanka is soon to become a community project....
01 July 2008
Crop Industry News from Sri Lanka Sri Lanka to Create Biodiesel from Jatropha
SRI LANKA - According to the Daily News, a Sri Lankan company has taken the initiative to find an alternative energy source in the wake of the current fuel crisis. ...

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