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Provincial Department of Agriculture - NWP
வட மேல் மாகாண விவசாய திணைக்களம்

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Increase the crop productivity

Following programs are conducting to focus on crop productivity in Department of Agriculture, North Western Province.

Introduction of technical package for rice production.

Implementation of Yaya program.

Dissemination of technical matters and gaining information.

1. Technical guidance is given for stakeholders of Agriculture who are part time, full time & newcomers to the sector.

2. Selection of appropriate crop & cropping pattern according to the Agro ecological factors.

3. Farm planning & land preparation.

4. Crop management (Paddy, OFC, Vegetables, Tuber crops, Fruits).

5. Monitoring and giving control measures for pest & diseases (biotic stress) and other physiological disorders.

6. Conducting crop cut surveys.

7. Conducting field days, field demonstrations and field trials.

8. Immediate actions are taken to overcome out break and epidemic conditions.

9. Dissemination of technology for post harvest and value addition.

10. Promotion of High- tech Agriculture, Protected Agriculture and Micro Irrigation System etc,.

11. Notifying of water management of the farm.

12. Giving notice of new crop recommendations.

13. Introduction of new varieties.

14. Gathering in formations about traditional methods of Agriculture and promote appropriate methods.

15. Crop productivity of the North Western Province has amplified through proper projects funded by the Ministry of Agriculture & Department of Agriculture.

Human resource development for agricultural development.

1. Training programmes are conducted on different topics (eg:- cultivations, post harvest technology and food processing) by the agriculture instructors.

2. Conducting training classes for farmers.

3. Arrangement of field tours.

4. Conducting training programmes for women farmers.

5. Conducting training programmes for members of Youth Farm Societies.

6. Conducting practical training classes for school children.

7. Training requirements for government and non government officers should be informed to the head of the Assistant Director of Agriculture through the agriculture instructor of related AI division.

Improvement of seed and planting materials production to fulfill the requirement of the province.

1. The main objective of the two farms governed by the Department of Agriculture is supplying seeds and planting materials requirement gradually. We are expecting to produce seeds & planting materials not only for the amount of the province but also for contributing national level according to the potential of the province for seed production.

Call – farm managers –ordering & buying -seeds & planting materials
Farm Manager- Wariyapola Farm- 037-2267271, 037-3615622
Farm Manager- Madagama Farm- 037-3375150, 032-3297762

2. Production of seeds & planting materials in farmer fields.

Self seed production programs have planned for paddy, other field crops (OFC) and vegetable seeds for home gardening with the farmers. The seed farm should be registered by the owner and the activities ongoing in the farm must be supervised by the agriculture instructor and the seed certification service of the Department of Agriculture. Next, a certificate is issued.

3. Seed production programmes are conducted gaining provincial fund by the Ministry of Agriculture.

4. Focus on registering and organizing producers aiming to increase the production of fruit plants, flowering plants and ornamentals and guiding them to the export market.

5. Record and renowned the seed and planting material producers in the province by the provincial Department of Agriculture.

Facilitate the local and export market based on commercial agriculture.

1. Assisting farmers for commercial agriculture, by conducting technical and entrepreneur training programs for agriculture production societies.

2. Organizing farmers to specific market nitch, supporting with technical matters, agricultural inputs, loans and subsidies.

3. Creating self employers based on processed food market.

Introduction of novel technology and implementation of field trials.

1. Conducting field experiments and field demonstrations for testing adaptability of novel technologies to the Province.

2. Assistance of conducting adaptability tests and farmer research fields and giving technical instructions.

3. Conducting trials on variety releasing experiments.

4. Preparing cost of production and revenue reports.

5. Giving splendid practical solutions for farmers, by reporting farmer field problems, to the particular research stations.

Improving adoption of environment friendly agricultural practices and technical methodologies for sustainable agriculture

1. Soil & water conservation.

2. Development of home sheds

3. Conducting farmer field schools for integrated pest management (IPM).

4. Assisting farmers for small, medium & large scale Compost fertilizer production.

5. Implementing programs of use of organic fertilizer.

6. Registration of pesticides and fertilizer sellers and conducting training programmes.