Agriculture

Nestlé kicks off 150th anniversary celebrations with Wellness Pledge in 150 towns

/ Monday, 26 September 2016 00:01

In celebration of its 150th anniversary worldwide and 110 years of operations in Sri Lanka, Nestlé has rolled out a Wellness Campa...


Global harvest prospects improve for maize, wheat and rice crops

/ Monday, 26 September 2016 00:01

Rome: Staple food prices rose in August even as grain prices fell and the outlook for global cereal production improved. The FAO Food Price Index...


Premier salutes ‘Outstanding Service’ to Tea Industry

/ Monday, 26 September 2016 00:01

One of Sri Lanka's top tea planters, respected tea and agricultural experts and Former Chairman of the Ceylon Planters Society, Neville F.G.P A...


National Program on Toxin Free Food: Finally on the right path?

/ Friday, 23 September 2016 00:01

   The Government is taking a serious interest in toxin-free agriculture   Fertiliser subsidy, research find...


TEA proposes 4 models for tea hub, urges liberalisation of tea imports

/ Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:00

Over 50% of Sri Lanka tea exports are in bulk form which ends up in multi origin blends at the importing country, says TEA   &...


A new take on tea

/ Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:03

Ceylon Tea Brokers’ leadership team shines a light on Sri Lanka’s troubled tea industry Suranga Perera, Waruna De Silva and Sam...


Nilan Walgama new CEO at Bogawantalawa Tea Estates

/ Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:02

Bogawantalawa Tea Estates Plc has announced the appointment of Nilan Walgama as the new CEO of the company with effect from 1 November 2016. He s...


Quarter of teas imported to world’s largest tea market is Ceylon Tea

/ Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:01

A quarter of tea imports to the world’s largest tea market comprises Ceylon Tea, which is also the first international branding hit for Sri L...


World food prices hit 15-month high in August: FAO

/ Thursday, 15 September 2016 00:00

  Rome (Reuters): World food prices rose in August to their highest since May 2015, as increases in dairy, oils and sugar off...


Counting our chickens – statistically speaking

/ Thursday, 15 September 2016 00:00

If we didn’t know how many chickens we could produce or how many eggs they could lay, our food value chains would begin to fall apart ...


Hayleys Plantation Sector Asia’s number one for ‘Leading HR Practices in Quality Work-life’

/ Thursday, 15 September 2016 00:00

Hayleys Plantation Sector Senior Manager – Human Resources Anuruddha Gamage accepting the ‘Award for leading HR practices in quality wo...


Kenilworth Estate achieves all time record price

/ Thursday, 15 September 2016 00:00

  Kenilworth estate situated in Ginigathhena has achieved  an  All Time record  price at the weekly tea auctio...


Coconut Development Authority, first Govt. institute to recognise need for accreditation

/ Thursday, 15 September 2016 00:00

  By a Special Correspondent On 10 July, the Coconut Development Authority advertised that it would consider only the certi...


Leading scientists, doctors and academics call for review of Glyphosate ban

/ Friday, 9 September 2016 00:01

We the undersigned bring to the kind attention of His Excellency the President and the government of Sri Lanka the need to consider, as a ...


Mixed fortunes at tea auctions

/ Thursday, 8 September 2016 00:00

By Forbes and Walker Tea Brokers Ltd Sale No. 35 concluded this week with a total volume of 5.1M/Kgs on offer. Ex Estate offerings of 0.8M/Kgs ...


Nawalakanda Tea Factory once again achieves all-time record price

/ Thursday, 8 September 2016 00:00

  The Nawalakanda Tea Factory set an all-time record price of Rs. 550 per kilogramme for a FGS grade, surpassing the record s...


Plantation Industries Minister to address industry concerns at 162nd Planters’ Association AGM

/ Thursday, 8 September 2016 00:00

Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake will be the Chief Guest and deliver the keynote address at the 162nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) ...


Empowermentand inclusivity: Key ingredients for MA’s Foods’northern debut with USAID VEGA/BIZ+

/ Thursday, 8 September 2016 00:00

As part of its 30-year anniversary activities, MA’s Tropical Food Processing broke ground on a 25-acre, self-sustaining food processing facil...


Abbotsleigh Estate’s ‘Florence’ lures all-time record price

/ Thursday, 8 September 2016 00:00

  At this week’s Ex Estate Tea Auction, an invoice of PF1 of Abbotsleigh Estate, selling under the mark ‘Florence...


Finance Ministry to facilitate sustainable purchasing system for farmers

/ Wednesday, 7 September 2016 00:01

Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake said that the Government has taken speedy actions to drive the traditional agro basedeconomy into manufacturi...


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Bringing up the bodies – again

28 September 2016

One government cruelly executes bothersome editors acting as the gadfly conscience of a war-wracked country. Another government carefully – or is it carelessly – exhumes the body. Feels like we have watched the procession of a...


Strategic approach towards banking the unbanked persons in Sri Lanka

28 September 2016

  Financial inclusion has drawn the heightened attention of policy making authorities worldwide. This should also be a vital element in policy architecture for the financial sector in Sri Lanka. Hence, identifying key attributes for ...


STP In action: Philippines tourism

27 September 2016

Given the celebration of tourism week, it is interesting to study the different practices of countries in driving tourism strategy. One case study which emerged showing a destination which drove the basics of business - Segmentation, Targeting and...


Top 5 new racists in Sri Lanka

27 September 2016

Lankan politicians believe they deserve to be treated as royalty simply because they got the people’s vote   When asked from Morgan Freeman (not Nelson Mandela) “how are we going to get rid of racism?” he ans...


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