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Marandagahamula Grain Storage Complex Opened

The government of Sri Lanka opened a grain storage and trading complex at one of the country’s leading wholesale paddy markets where 60,000 tons of grains can be stored. The complex is part of a government plan for increased food security and economic development in the country’s agricultural sector. http://www.news.lk/news/sri-lanka/6845-marandagahamula-grain-storage-complex-opened  

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Sri Lanka: Cutting Postharvest losses

As much as 1/3 of produce in Sri Lanka goes to waste due to inefficient transport and storage methods. Transportation lines have multiple handling steps, and time-pressured transporters lack training on handling. Crates have been introduced to replace bag storage, but government officials doubt their effective integration without a streamlined and integrated market system. http://www.irinnews.org/report/95078/sri-lanka-cutting-post-harvest-losses

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New Technology Introduced to Northern Farmers

The World Food Programme has donated new technology to farmers in northern Sri Lanka in order to boost paddy production and rice processing. The machinery was supplied through funding from the Norwegian, Australian, and Swiss governments. In addition to the technology donations, training is also being conducted in order to help farmers access the market more […]

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Sri Lanka: Agri Genesis Launches ‘GrainPro Portable Granary’

In Asia, the GrainPro Portable Grainary, a convenient hermetic storage system from the Philippines, is launched in Sri Lanka, to deal with its storage-related PHL, which ranges from 15% to 20%. http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2011/08/04/sri-lanka-agri-genesis-launches-%E2%80%98grainpro-portable-granary%E2%80%99

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World Food Programme (WFP) Donates 19 Field Vehiclese

Sri Lanka was given 19 vehicles by the World Food Programme to be used to aid food security, reduce postharvest losses, and more, while the SL Agriculture Minister talked about the dangers of pesticides, movement toward organic farming, agricultural research and education, and rice self-sufficiency. http://www.priu.gov.lk/news_update/Current_Affairs/ca201107/20110727wfp_donates_19_field_vehicles.htm

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