Smallholders earned around 250 rupees a kilo for green leaf
However, the top agriculture export commodity fetched the highest rupee revenue in history
The government will buy 61,600 metric tonnes of paddy to produce 40,000 MT of rice.
Average coconut prices went up 20.5 percent in the year to December 2022, lower than other food commodities.
The Ministry of Agriculture says the parent bird flock and dropped to 40,000
If necessary, we will look at the quantity and import to give eggs
Ceylon tea prices gained steeply in 2022, after the rupee fell.
These fallow lands will be brought under the government and steps will be taken to cultivate them
Under private management the best cows yield 50 litres a day from an average of 9 under state ownership
FAO will distribute 36,000 metric tonnes of Triple Super Phosphate (TSP) fertilizer in 2023.
"Supply of food in local markets is shrinking and food inflation i is soaring, reaching 90 percent in July 2022."
Rupee earnings up after currency depreciation
This week 5.1 million kilograms were offered at the auction made up of 0.7 million kilograms of High Growns.
Average prices are up 22 percent from November 03.
Sri Lanka's food prices have soared after the rupee collapsed and ad hoc state interventions in agriculture
By December 14th 1,272 animals had died. Another 420 were sick and were being treated.
We have told the government that we can buy 100,000 tonnes of rice to make poultry feed
Privatized plantations which are on 50-year lease have only 70,000 hectares of land.
Inter district transport banned on public health grounds
Now there can be situation of excess rice, we have to protect the farmers
Chicken meat has fallen to around Rs1,000 to 1,200 a kilo
Sri Lanka still imports significant amount of milk powder
I know that fertilizer alone will not meet all of Sri Lanka’s needs
Tea prices picked up at the last auction in November amid low volumes
Average prices up 5.6-pct over three weeks