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28 May 2018
Climate change is affecting the lives of people, mostly farmers who rely on the weather for agriculture. Millions of low-income smallholder producers across the globe are the most exposed to droughts, floods and other extreme weather events. Smallholder farmers in Maldives are no exception. Equipping farmers with knowledge and methods...
19 April 2018
A Sri Lankan agrarian system, the “ellanga gammana” or Cascaded Tank-Village system in the Dry Zone, was designated as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The Cascaded Tank-Village System in Sri Lanka was recognized at the International Forum...
29 March 2018
Considering the latest advancements in the field of biotechnology and the significant benefits of this technology in agriculture and healthcare, it is imperative that we consider the products of modern biotechnology, commonly known as genetically modified organisms (GMOs), at a broader level.  From human insulin to drought-resistant plants, modern biotechnology has...
27 March 2018
The European Union (EU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) hosted a two day seminar in Colombo ' A recipe for change – Improving nutrition through agriculture and food systems in Sri Lanka.'  The seminar focused on creating wider awareness on the current nutrition conditions in...
27 March 2018
The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as World Water Day, focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year’s theme, Nature for Water, explored how nature can be used to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century. In Sri...