Empowerment of farmer leaders to solicit support of the farmer community for the development of the country gets underway.
The programme jointly mooted by the Higher Education Ministry and the Hector Kobekaduwa Agrarian Services and Research and Training Institute, is due to be implemented countrywide. The first programme was held at the Training Centre of the Export Agriculture Department in Matale. Its theme was “Local Food sans poison for a healthy generation. Addressing the gathering, Deputy Minister Nandimithra Ekanayake said that their intention was to solicit the support of the Higher Education Ministry for the programme mooted for agricultural renaissance.