Posted on 06.21.2018 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
The Agriculture Minister has agreed with a five-year program with the IRRI Institution, which brought a disastrous impact on agriculture in Asia and particularly in rice cultivation.
The agreement was signed with Mattew Morral, executive director of IRRI, yesterday and it is expected to introduce agro-technology for women and farmers as well as increase the crop harvesting in the future, the Agriculture Minister, said. However, the conclusion can not be drawn yet for the impact of the agreement on agriculture as the public is not well aware of such agreement in advanced. Whatever happens in 5 years, Minister won’t take any responsibility for the impact of the agreement. Also, the minister might change in years time. It has been revealed that due to lack of transparency, the policy decisions of the rulers are beneficial only for them but not for the public.