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Sustainable Agriculture Workshops

Subsistence farmers from Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa and Ampara Districts participated in workshops on Sustainable Agriculture Techniques which help them to innovate end employ recycling methods.

Eighty participants from Medawachchiya, Wahamagollawa and Padaviya attended a program held at the Medawachchiya Parish Church on 19th March 2015, while 65 persons from Gajabapura, Nelumwewa, Jayasirigama and Kawdulugama were present at a workshop held in Medirigiriya on 20th November 2015.

In Kurunegala, the beneficiaries of the Caritas Food Security Project attended a program held at Janasetha Training Centre on 13th November 2015.

The main components of the above training sessions were organic farming methods, establishment of Domestic Economic Units, avoidance of harmful pesticides and fertilizers, Bio-intensive Integrated Pest Management, Crop Rotation, Cover Crops and Soil Enrichment.

The sessions were arranged under the guidance of Ms. Nilani Tissera, the Caritas National Coordinator for the Food Security Project and were facilitated by officials of the Dept. of Agriculture as well as the Diocesan Program staff.