Agriculture
Paddy field in Sammanthurai, Ampara, Sri Lanka

Green Initiatives in the Blue-Green Budget: Can Sri Lanka become Climate Resilient?

There are several Green initiatives proposed in Sri Lanka’s Budget 2018. Among these is an important proposal to provide index-based climate insurance to Sri Lankan farmers – a proposal put forth by IPS in the past. This blog analyses the feasibility of the insurance proposal and how it can be implemented successfully to benefit farmers in Sri Lanka.

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Achieving Food Security: A Plausible Reality or a Pipedream for Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka has a long way to go when it comes to achieving food security for the nation. The Global Health Index (GHI) indicates a severe level of hunger in Sri Lanka. This blog examines the reasons for the lack of food security in Sri Lanka and gives policy recommendations to improve the situation.

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Better Water, Sustainable Agriculture and Better Lives for Sri Lanka

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.

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Food Security: Does it Matter for Sri Lanka?

This article takes a look at the importance of food security to Sri Lanka, and ways in which the concerned issues can be addressed.

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Key Determinants of Sri Lanka’s Fertilizer Subsidy: Some Research Findings for Policy Makers

The fertilizer subsidy should be gradually removed in the long-run, in a phased manner, argues a new study

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