Sri Lanka’s TRI, Michigan State University in research agreement

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Tea Research Institute (TRI) is to enter into an agreement with Michigan State University in the United States to do research into the island’s tea industry, its main agricultural export sector.

The agreement, to cover research and teaching, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers this week on a proposal by Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake.

The TRI and Michigan State University, considered a top research university, will do research into workers’ living and working conditions and ways to overcome labour shortages and raise productivity on estates, the state information office said.
(COLOMBO, May 02, 2019-SB)

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