Technical know-how for farmers | Sunday Observer

Technical know-how for farmers

The first agro-technology park in Sri Lanka set up at Bata Atha, Hungama in Hambantota, has taken steps to train paddy farmers on modern technological farming methods, including machine transplanting, parachuting method of paddy cultivation, hand transplanting and traditional methods of transplanting.

The OIC of the park, K.W.R. Keerthi said that the orchard at the park has been set up to grow underutilised fruits, such as Veralu and Uguressa. He said that a traditional chena has been set up to cultivate maize, cowpea and kurakkan throughout the year.

 

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