This is to notify that the curfew has been in effective in entire Jaffna district from 20th March, 2020 to control the spread of the Corona Virus. As Agriculture Sector is declared as an “Essential Service” by the Government in order to ensure the Food Securit we want to make sure we can keep producing and be ready for when it all kicks back up again. At this juncture, it is essential to timely supply of required seeds and planting materials to establish crops by farmers to protect the food supply chain in Jaffna district.
The necessary activities are being taken by the Department of Agriculture in collaboration with Central Department of Agriculture (Seeds & Planting Materials), Seed Production Co-Operative Society of Jaffna Peninsula (Seed Co), YFC, Karainagar and Onion True Seeds Producers Society to promote Home Garden Development and selected Field Crops (OFCs) as a Resilience Building Measure to mitigate the impact of Covid 19 disease outbreak on Economy of the Country and Food Security. The Vegetable Seeds( Mae, Keerai, Okra, Bitter gourd, Tomato, Brinjal), Potted plants of Brinjal and Tomato, Onion true seeds, OFC seeds (Green gram, Ground nut, Finger millet,Chilli) and Manioc planting material were sold to the famers and other categories of intended clients.
Mobile sales activities were carried out the following Agriculture Instructor Ranges of Jaffna District
|Date||Agriculture Instructor Range||No.of beneficiaries received seeds||Seeds Distributed among beneficiaries|
Sales Activities of Seed Co.
The following seeds materials have supplied by the Seed Co to the farmers, Government Employees and General public in order to establish the Home Gardens and commercial level cultivation of vegetables and OFCs.
|Seeds Distributed||Amount||Seeds Distributed||Amount|
|Snake gourd||06kg||Black gram||60kg|