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27 February 2019
Colombo: Dinuga de Silva, a 5 year old pre-school student from Sri Lanka won first place at the World Food Day 2018 Global Poster Contest. The poster contest is held annually by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to coincide with World Food Day on October...
22 February 2019
FAO launches the first-ever global report on the state of biodiversity that underpins our food systems. 22 February 2019, Rome - The first-ever report of its kind presents mounting and worrying evidence that the biodiversity that underpins our food systems is disappearing – putting the future of our food, livelihoods, health and...
28 January 2019
Colombo - National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) and Institute of Marine Research, Norway (IMR) held an event to launch the main research findings of the survey carried out by the Norwegian Research Vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen in Sri Lanka in 2018. Norwegian Research Vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen successfully completed...
24 January 2019
Colombo - The Fall Armyworm (FAW) or Spodoptera frugiperda has been reported in all major maize growing areas in Sri Lanka and is also affecting sugarcane cultivation. There is a growing concern that it may affect other crops, including rice.  Native to the Americas, FAW was first detected in Central and Western...
07 December 2018
6 December 2018, Rome. The signing ceremony of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Tripartite Agreement between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the People’s Republic of China, and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka took place at FAO headquarters on 6 December 2018. The aim of this...