Saaraketha launches greenhouse project | Sunday Observer

Saaraketha launches greenhouse project

27 September, 2020

Saaraketha, an organic fresh fruit and vegetable retailer, has launched a greenhouse project that is expected to change the face of Sri Lankan organic agriculture.

The new solar-powered greenhouse project has a production space of half a million square feet of controlled environment, entirely solar powered and completely carbon neutral. Projected to carry over 60 varieties of vegetables, greens and herbs, the greenhouse project will deliver stable crops all year round. The project is powered 80% by female farmers.

Saaraketha launched their plant to plate tracing technology in 2019, and today they plan to take it a step further. With their founder Prasanna Hettiarachchi at the helm, they are taking on the impressive task of transforming Sri Lankan agriculture by exploring ways to harness the power of technology to ensure that farmers’ livelihoods are improved, a company spokesman said.

With global weather patterns constantly changing and becoming more unpredictable and unreliable, it is more important than ever to invest in Sri Lanka’s self-sufficiency and improve food security.