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UNFAO assistance to develop tea, rubber and coconut plantations

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Agriculture and Plantation Industries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says that in addition to paddy cultivation and other additional crops, the attention of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO) has been focused on the development of tea, coconut and rubber plantation crops.

Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations Director General Dr. Qu Donguyi arrived here on Sunday (18) to attend the 37th Asia Pacific Summit. The group, including Qu Donguyi, observed the Athukorala tea factory and tea estate in Elpitiya and Agalawatta Rubber Research Institute on Sunday. The Minister also joined the tour.

The group first observed the tea products of Athukorala Estate Company and expressed their satisfaction regarding the taste and quality of Sri Lankan tea.

The Minister said that the attention of the Director General has been focused on providing assistance to Sri Lanka’s paddy and other crops as well as plantation crops such as tea, rubber and coconut.

Tapping of rubber by using the robotic machine which is to be introduced for the rubber tapping which is done traditionally was also demonstrated here. The Minister explained to the Director General that such mechanical methods are currently being tried as a remedy for the labour shortage.

Explaining the measures taken by the Government to promote tea, coconut and rubber cultivation, the Minister stated that arrangements have been made to provide fertilizers for tea, coconut and rubber plantations at a subsidized price. He also mentioned that the fertilizers produced by the two Government-owned fertilizer companies will be provided in this way.

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