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Sri Lanka tea output snarled by weed from glyphosate ban

Glyphosate ban may have reduced production by 10 to 15 pct

November 9, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka president calls for global agriculture ministers' meeting on food needs

The president has emphasised the need to work closely with the multilaterals, sources of funding

November 8, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka coconut auction prices ease 1.9-pct

Buyers offered 700,664 nuts at the auction, and sold 555,095.

November 6, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka tea production may recover in 2023 with fertilizer

In 2022 revenue of US$1.4bn is expected on production of 260mn kilograms of tea

November 6, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka’s CMC switches to vegetables amid looming food crisis

Sri Lanka is facing a looming food crisis following chemical fertilizer ban, economic crisis

Sri Lanka's land acquisition law must be changed to modernise agriculture: president

“It will be equal to any freehold land that you have. The government's land acquisition law has to be changed."

Sri Lanka coconut prices fall further at weekly auction

Margin between highest and lowest prices narrowed this week

September 24, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Agripreneurs' Forum recommends 10 proposals to improve access to food

A meeting was held with the minister and other stakeholders on September 06

September 23, 2022 9 min read

Sri Lanka President allows glyphosate for all crops in Maha season

Glyphosate use liberalized for six months

September 23, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka mulls using imported rice for animal feed to keep farmgate prices up

It is alright to import rice for animal feed

September 21, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka coconut auction price down 5.1-pct

Coconut export earning was $483 mln in first 7 months of 2022

September 17, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka may halt rice imports to maintain farmgate paddy prices: Minister

We decided to progressively reduce it and halt imports

September 15, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka president calls for food security plan amid UN hunger warnings

"Sri Lanka needs to work collectively to solve the food issue in the face of the global food crisis."

September 14, 2022 3 min read

UN Food Programme, FOA warn of a Sri Lanka food 'shortage'

The organisations expect the situation to worsen mainly during October 2022 to February 2023.

Mahadiya Hamza
September 14, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to get maize seeds with Japan support

JICA to provide 200MT of seed

September 14, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka agriculture ministry launches green chillies cultivation drive

The programme was launched in the north central district of Anuradhapura last Saturday September 10.

Neshella Perera
September 12, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka to get US$40mn from USAID for farming

The program aims to provide fertilisers up to 1 million farmers

Dulya de Silva
September 11, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka coconut prices down 3.2-pct at auction

1.3 mn nuts offered but only 0.95mn sold

September 10, 2022 1 min read

Up to 6.3 million people face food insecurity in cash-strapped Sri Lanka: WFP

WFP has secured 1,475 metric tons of rice and 755 metric tons of iron-fortified rice to support 1 million children.

Neshella Perera
September 2, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka-China fertilizer kerfuffle: Committee appointed on money paid for shipment

The botched deal, analysts say, soured China's relations Sri Lanka. 

September 1, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka coconut prices fall at auction; price range widens 

Coconut exports has risen 8% in the first 7 months of 2022 compared to a year earlier.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 27, 2022 1 min read

USDA donates 320 MT beans to feed Sri Lankan school children

Sri Lanka is facing a looming food shortage after ban on fertilizer import

Neshella Perera
August 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka farmers showing stronger than expected interest to grow maize: Minister

We were planning to increase it to 50,000 to 60,000 hectares

August 25, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka fertilizer tender fails amid banking concerns: Minister

A tender for 125MT called again

August 25, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka paddy cultivation hit record in Yala: Minister

Yala cultivation of 512,000 ha would be record

August 24, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka Coconut prices continue to increase

Buyers offered 1,061,961 nuts at the auction and sold 589,239.

August 20, 2022 1 min read