Sri Lanka: Farmers anger grow over agrochemical import ban

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The Sri Lankan government has banned chemical fertiliser imports to save millions of dollars a year.
The ban is part of a government clampdown on what it calls non-essential imports during a serious foreign currency crisis.
But farmers say the hoped-for savings will be challenged by food shortages

Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports from Uva, Sri Lanka.


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Ranjit Jena says:

Hope for safety of Tamils in srilanka

Moorthi T says:

What we expect from war criminals..

Harvey Holloway says:

Learn to use organics and quit chemical fertilizers all together. It is better for all of us.

Rob says:

Farming is Thousands of years old
Chemical Fertilizers are 80
Learn how to Farm…

Jarrod Yuki says:

no child policy for those below poverty and one child policy for those below median income.

ADAM says:

If you need a massive amount of chemicals to grow plants… probably shouldn’t be growing anything

Michael Patrick says:

We shall see what happens to Food Production.

fidel catsro says:

stop cremating and start burying bodies instead, that should improve soil mineral quality for great plant produce!! it will also reduce pollution of the air and use of fuel source for unnecesssary burning

Investigative Journalism says:

Need to use Ginger,Alamonda,Neem,Tobacco juice for Pesticides………..

LoneRiderz says:

China sees an opportunity and will offer her "help".

Jesse Wetherell says:


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