Marking World Water Day 2016 this article explore the challenges faced by agricultural livelihoods, which employ a majority of Sri Lanka’s rural sector and identifies measures to overcome such challenges.
This article takes a look at the importance of food security to Sri Lanka, and ways in which the concerned issues can be addressed.
The fertilizer subsidy should be gradually removed in the long-run, in a phased manner, argues a new study
Recent droughts in Sri Lanka had a devastating impact on the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankans. How can irrigation and agriculture improve to tackle future droughts, or are climate change effects catching up too quickly?
The ongoing crisis with imported milk products has made one thing clear – all of us need to pay closer attention to what is in the food we consume and take a greater interest in how it is sourced and produced. Globally, consumers are becoming more discerning – they are getting a lot smarter at identifying produce that is good for their health and places a lower burden on the environment. ‘Eating local’ and ‘going organic’ are no longer just buzzwords. The question of “what’s in our food?” is intrinsically linked to another question – “how do we grow what we eat?”…