The Agriculture Sector Skills Council of Sri Lanka has initiated a programme to award Green Seal to 10,000 farmers for following good agricultural practices which have been introduced to ensure the quality of agricultural products.
The programme for introducing this Green Seal was held yesterday (20) at the Waters Edge Hotel, Battaramulla.
Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Agriculture participated in this event as the chief guest and Mr.Duminda Dissanayaka, Member of Parliament, Mrs.Malathi Parasuraman, Director General of the Department of Agriculture and several others also attended this occasion.
This programme for awarding Green Seal to farmers will pave the way to achieve international recognition for the agricultural products in Sri Lanka. Especially, good agricultural practices followed throughout the world lead to enhancement of the quality of the products.
The Minister of Agriculture stated that earlier, special attention had been paid to use of organic inputs in the agricultural industry of this country. However, he said that presently, the farmers do not much concern about good agricultural practices since they once again focus on application of chemical fertilizers for their cultivation.
Nevertheless, it is remarkable that Agriculture Sector Skills Council of Sri Lanka has once again focused on good agricultural practices and takes action to award Green Seal to 10,000 farmers in order to standardize their products at international level.