'Farmers need National Cultivation Plan'
The National Freedom Front requests the government to introduce a
National Cultivation Plan for farmers by the next Maha season.
NFF politbureau member Piyasiri Wijenayake said Sri Lanka would be
able to offset the effects of natural disasters, such as, drought and
flood, if the country had a proper cultivation plan. "There are two
types of drought call agricultural drought and meteorological drought.
We are experiencing an agricultural drought. If farmers do their
cultivations according to a plan, they can cultivate short term crops
during this type of period." he said.
He said no one request farmers not to cultivate as it is their job.
But we can direct them to cultivate crops which are suitable to the
prevailing climatic conditions. Regular guidance for farmers is
essential to overcome challenges in the agriculture sector, Wijenayake