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Government Considering acquiring underutilized land owned by Regional Plantation Companies

Minister of Plantation and Industries Ramesh Pathirana stated that attention has been directed towards taking over underutilized land owned by large-scale plantation companies and the proposal regarding the said has…

A National committee appointed to formulate all national policies related to food security in Sri Lanka

The National Council sub-committee on identifying short and medium-term programs related to National Policy which met yesterday (10th of November) decided to appoint a sub-committee made up of representatives of…

Russia Invites Sri Lankan Exporters to Diversity Export Basket to Russia

Calling on Sri Lankan businesses to leverage the resumption of direct flights to Moscow to diversify theexport basket, the Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Sri…

Food insecurity continues to remain a concern for the majority of Sri Lankans

The latest report by World Food Program (WFP) warns that overall acute food insecurity continues to remain a concern as the majority of people are still forced to cut meals…

Sri Lanka Agripreneurs’ Forum holds the second AGM after serving the country’s crisis-hit agricultural sector as a professional agri-entrepreneurial organization

As the country’s agriculture sector starts to recover, Sri Lanka Agripreneurs’ Forum (SLAF) held its 2nd Annual General Meeting on 31st August 2022 at the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka,…

Plantation Sector to Get a Special Allowance under WFP and World Bank Funds from October onwards

Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara last week announced that all plantation workers would be given a special allowance under the World Food Program (WFP) and World Bank…

President Biden announces $20 Million in additional assistance to feed over 800,000 Sri Lankan children

At the G7 Summit today, President of the United States Joe Biden announced $20 million in additional assistance to strengthen food security in Sri Lanka.  Building on other recent funding…

WFP ramps up emergency support in Sri Lanka, with a quarter of the population requiring food aid

The World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday began distributing food vouchers to pregnant women in underserved districts of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, marking the start of the UN agency’s…

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka plans to deploy Army, Civil Defense Force, and Prisoners to cultivate food

In the face of the current food crisis, the Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation, Mahinda Amaraweera announced that plans are underway to deploy Army…

The United States contributes $27 million to double Sri Lanka’s dairy production

The U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung attended the signing ceremony for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Sri Lankan Department of Agriculture, for a $27 million project…