The Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute (HARTI) has recommended the establishment of Agrarian-Wildlife Conflict Management Unit under the Ministry of Agriculture due to the fact that wild animal population in the country has increased unsustainably compared to the existing forest density.
The auspicious day of planting saplings for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival (Nekathata Pelayak programme) will be at 6.38 a.m. on April 20.
The Ministry of Agriculture has requested farmers to immediately sell the stocks of maize cultivated in the Maha season.
Mr.Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Agriculture said that the Ministry of Agriculture will take steps to export the first batch of 25,000 kg of organic sour bananas grown on 350 acres in Jaffna to the Dubai market every week from April 28.
Mr.Mahinda Amaraweera, the Minister of Agriculture has decided not to grant approval for long-term foreign travelling for the officials working in the agriculture sector, including the Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, Department of Agrarian Development and all provincial agricultural institutions.