National Crop Plan for Sri Lanka to Stabilize Vegetable Prices during Extreme Weather Conditions.

The Sri Lankan government expects  to introduce to a national crop plan as a measure to adapt to the climatic changes. Chief executive Officer of the Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute E.M. Abhayaratne told the SLBC that his organization has been entrusted by the Ministry of Agriculture to formulate the national crop plan. The plan is nearing completion and expected to be released at the end of this year. It is basically meant to maintain the crop stocks in the country to ensure stable price level during extreme weather conditions. The island nation experienced fluctuations in vegetable and rice prices during incessant rainy periods and droughts, recent years. Under the crop plan, the government is to introduce a timetable to cultivate certain crops to ensure uninterrupted supply to the market.

National Crop Plan for Sri Lanka to Stabilize Vegetable Prices during Extreme Weather Conditions (SLBC news story 03 :10 min)

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