DailyNews.lk: Intensive farming with help of groundwater in Kalpitiya

Government officials and think tanks have raised concerns with the overuse of water. Little or no regulation exists with regards to the use of groundwater. Groundwater users remain ignorant of the threat of salt water intrusion. On top of this, the farming community has aggressively borrowed in order to fund the expansion of their projects.

In a nation-state with a considerable small holding of cash crops and low levels of industrial agriculture, the capacity to increase productivity is vast.

Research by International Water Management Institute based in Colombo (IWMI) and the State are championing the improved use of water.

The rise in productivity within this community, is linked to a considerable increase in factor inputs. Increasing productivity sustainably should be the goal of policy and practitioners.


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