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Capacity building on sustainable agriculture

A group of 50 farmers from all parts of the country and 30 Caritas Diocesan field officers attended a 3-day Capacity Building program on Sustainable Agriculture hosted by Caritas Kurunegala and held at Janasetha Centre, Kurunegala from 22nd to 24th March 2015.

The program, held in Tamil and Sinhala languages, was aimed at bringing about attitudinal changes on the part of farmers to retain traditional farming methods and to avoid usage of harmful chemicals in fertilizers and pesticides which destroy natural resources and pollute the environment.

The facilities available at Janasetha Model Farm maintained by Caritas Kurunegala were utilized for the practical sessions of this workshop which was facilitated by resource persons from State agricultural centres. An exposure visit to the Mahakadura Agricultural Development Centre was also arranged as part of the training program.