SRI LANKA

Agricultural Extension in Sri Lanka: Status and challenges in a society in transition

Jayatilaka, WijayaUniversity of Peradeniya

Jayasinghe, NandanaCIC Rural Humanity Foundation

Wijesekera, R.S. Department of Agriculture

SRI LANKA

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Country Profile: Sri Lanka. National Agricultural Extension System.

Rose Rupasinghe Samuel. (2011).

http://www.moaf.gov.bt/moaf/?wpfb_dl=455 (full document) 
http://www.moaf.gov.bt/moaf/?wpfb_dl=456 (ppts)

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Towards an ICT Enabled Farming Community.

Punchihewal, D.J., Wimalaratne, P and Punchihewa, D.J.(2009)
This paper reviews the evolution of application of ICTs under past and present political strategies adopted by Sri Lankan Government. It also analyses the role of the Virtual Community portal as a frame work for agri information system and its role in implementing e-Government in the country.

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The role of information technology in disseminating innovations in agribusiness: a comparative study of Australia and Sri lanka.

Sudath, A., (2008).
This paper makes a comparison of the role of IT as a tool for diffusing innovations in the agricultural sector in Australia and Sri Lanka.

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Attitudes of agricultural scientists, extension personnel and farmers towards commercialisation of the agricultural extension service: a study in Sri Lanka.

Rohana, P. M., (2005).
This paper discusses the attitudes of agricultural scientists, extension personnel and farmers towards commercialization of the agricultural extension service.

http://www.agridea-international.ch/fileadmin/10_International/PDF/RDN/RDN_2005/Attitudes_of_agricultutal_scientists.pdf

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Going forward in agricultural extension: problems and alternatives in diffusing sustainable agricultural practices in Sri Lanka.

Jayaratne, K.S.U and Acker, D.G., (2003).
This paper examines the perception of extension educators regarding the barriers and alternatives in diffusing sustainable agricultural practices in Sri Lanka.

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Agricultural Extension Service in Sri Lanka.

Rohana, P. M., (2002).
This paper deals with history of the Agricultural Extension Service in Sri Lanka and the current challenges and opportunities in delivering agricultural extension 

http://www.agridea-international.ch/fileadmin/10_International/PDF/RDN/RDN_2002/Agricultural_extension_service_in_Sri_Lanka.pdf

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Climate Change, Food and Water Security in South Asia: Critical Issues and Cooperative Strategies in an Age of Increased Risk and Uncertainty.

Our aim in this workshop was to promote discussion on how the South Asian region can best address the threats and opportunities latent in the the nexus between climate change, water security and food security. Increasingly, these three issues are tightly interconnected in ways that extend well beyond national borders.

http://www.sljol.info/index.php/TAR/article/viewFile/2588/2058

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Evaluation of Computer-Based Learning Materials in Agricultural Information Dissemination in Sri Lanka

Cyber extension, in which computer technology is used to disseminate agricultural information was initiated in 2004 in Sri Lanka with a set of agriculture related Computer-Based Learning Materials (CBLMs) produced and distributed among 45 Cyber Extension Units (CEUs) in the country. However, formal research carried out to test these CBLMs at the field level was very limited. Hence, the objectives of the study were to (i)identify the present status of using CBLMs in agricultural extension in Sri Lanka, and (ii) to evaluate CBLMs used in agricultural extension.

http://aciar.gov.au/files/node/14130/management_strategies_for_enhanced_fisheries_produ_76064.pdf

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Management strategies for enhanced fisheries production in Sri Lankan and Australian lakes and reservoirs—extension project (FIS/2001/030)

The project ‘Management strategies for enhanced fisheries production in Sri Lankan and Australian lakes and reservoirs—extension project’ (FIS/2001/030) was a logical extension of a previous project (FIS/1994/040) with the same primary name that had begun in 1997. An independent review in 2000 strongly recommended continuation of certain facets of the initial work, and the new ‘extension’ project (FIS/2001/030) was completed in 2005.


http://www.who.int/chp/knowledge/publications/case_study_srilanka.pdf

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CASE-STUDY: SRI LANKA,Palitha Abeykoon 

A dramatic increase in hospitalization for diabetes mellitus can be attributed to urbanization, lifestyle changes, and the ageing of the population. In addition to the increase in hospitalizations for these noncommunicable diseases, there has been a substantial increase in hospitalization for poisoning and injury

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Infant and Young Child Feeding Programme Review:Case Study: Sri Lanka 

This case study is part of a review of infant feeding programmes which was conducted as a joint effort between UNICEF’s Nutrition Section and the Academy for Educational Development (AED), in order to understand the factors that influenced breastfeeding programme outcomes, distil general lessons learned from the experience of these countries and make recommendations for programming on infant and young child feeding. The review included detailed individual case studies from six countries, as well as a consolidated report which draws upon these case studies. The six countries are Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Benin, the Philippines and Uzbekistan, chosen to represent a range of regions and diverse scenarios in terms of breastfeeding programming efforts and outcomes.

http://www.aednutritioncenter.org/update_docs/IYCF_Feeding_Prog_Rev_Case_Study_Sri_Lanka.pdf

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Practical Manual No. 10:Jackfruit Artocarpus heterophyllus Field Manual for Extension Workers and Farmers

Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. belongs to the family Moraceae and is known by various names in different countries, but is popularly known as jackfruit or Ceylon jak.

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Appraisal of the Sri Lanka Dairy Sector,Volume 2:Main Report

The initiative for this Dairy Sector Appraisal arose from a shared interest by the Ministry of Livestock Development and Estate Infrastructure and the National Dairy Development Board of India, to review progress in the Sri Lanka dairy sector with a view to identifying strategies for continued development. Due to its experience in this type of research, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) was asked to assist in facilitating this review.

http://munin.uit.no/bitstream/handle/10037/3786/thesis.pdf?sequence=1

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Explaining fish consumption in Sri-Lanka The role of consideration set size, attitude, knowledge, convenience orientation, price consciousness, and variety seeking tendency

Purpose - The primary purpose of this study to to understand how the consideration set size affect for consumption frequency of fish in Sri-Lanka. Consideration set size of fish is considered to be affected by consumer attitude, convenience orientation, and consumer knowledge in Sri-Lankan context. Thus, the second objective was to investigate how consumer attitude, knowledge, convenience orientation, variety seeking tendency and price consciousness affect the formation of consideration set size. Based on that, it aimed to suggest a marketing strategy implication for food marketers, in addition with strategy implication for increasing fish consumption.

http://practicalaction.org/energy/advocacy/docs/advocacy/Adaptation_to_climate_change_Sri_Lanka.pdf

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Promoting adaptation to climate change in Sri Lanka

Global warming means more than just rising temperatures: climate change affects all aspects of the climate, making rainfall less predictable, changing the character of the seasons and increasing the likelihood or severity of extreme events such as floods.

http://www.pstalker.com/ilo/resources/GenPromSriLanka.pdf

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SRI LANKA: GOOD PRACTICES TO PREVENT WOMEN MIGRANT WORKERS FROM GOING INTO EXPLOITATIVE FORMS OF LABOUR

In the background of this economic change, Sri Lanka has lived with ethnic conflict for two decades. The impact of the war is significant not only to the country’s economy, but also socia lly. The defence budget in 1998 was US$719 million amounting to 4.2 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product. Yet, the social impact of the war on all Sri Lankans, including those actively involved, has never been documented. However, investigative reports by NGOs reveal the suffering of displaced groups from all three main ethnic groups and the hardship faced by women in such situations

.http://sdwebx.worldbank.org/climateportalb/doc/GFDRRCountryProfiles/wb_gfdrr_climate_change_country_profile_for_LKA.pdf

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Climate Risk and Adaptation Country Profile April 2011

Sri Lanka lies between 6° and 10°N latitude and between 80° and 82°E longitude in the Indian Ocean, with a land area of nearly 65,610 square kilometers. The island consists of a mountainous area in the south-central part and a vast surrounding coastal plain.1 The population is estimated to be 19 million and is projected to reach 23.1 million by 2031. In 2006, the GDP was $26.9 million, with an annual growth rate of 7.3%.2

http://library.enaca.org/emerging_issues/climate_change/sri-lanka-cbf-climate-change-ebook.pdf

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Impact of climate change on culture-based fisheries of seasonal reservoirs in Sri Lanka and resilience capacities of rural communities

Present study attempts to identify the changes of reservoir filling patterns in the scenario of climate change and to identify the water retention period of seasonal reservoirs in Sri Lanka. Water availability in selected seasonal reservoirs in five administrative districts was investigated from 1960 to 2010. Daily rain fall data were obtained from closest rain gage station of the Meteorological Department to each reservoir.

http://iri.columbia.edu/~lareef/reports/AIACCplantations/TR10-06_Plantation.pdf

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IRI Technical Report 10-06 Impact Assessment and Adaptation to Climate Change of Plantations in Sri Lanka

This report documents the work undertaken by the IRI, FECT, NRMS and University of Peradeniya as part of the overall project. Separate reports were prepared by the Tea Research Institute, Coconut Research Institute and the Department of Meteorology in Sri Lanka. The work at IRI, FECT and NRMS has proceeded satisfactorily. The work was in the domain of climate and climate change, crop-climate impact analysis and contributions to synthesis. We have contributed significantly in terms of research output and in capacity building, which were the goals of the AIACC project.

http://www.ntnu.edu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=ed0e9608-1208-4c08-baa4-ea1bb49be29d&groupId=154354