AESA

Sri Lanka

Recent works that we’ve been doing since last few months.

Climate Change, Food and Water Security in South Asia: Critical Issues and Cooperative Strategies in an Age of Increased Risk and Uncertainty.

Our aim in this workshop was to promote discussion on how the South Asian region can best address the threats and opportunities latent in the the nexus between climate change, water security and food security. Increasingly, these three issues are tightly interconnected in ways that extend well beyond national borders.

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Agricultural Extension in Sri Lanka: Status and challenges in a society in transition

Jayatilaka, WijayaUniversity of Peradeniya

Jayasinghe, NandanaCIC Rural Humanity Foundation

Wijesekera, R.S. Department of Agriculture

SRI LANKA

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Country Profile: Sri Lanka. National Agricultural Extension System

Rose Rupasinghe Samuel. (2011).

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Towards an ICT Enabled Farming Community

Punchihewal, D.J., Wimalaratne, P and Punchihewa, D.J.(2009)
This paper reviews the evolution of application of ICTs under past and present political strategies adopted by Sri Lankan Government. It also analyses the role of the Virtual Community portal as a frame work for agri information system and its role in implementing e-Government in the country.

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The role of information technology in disseminating innovations in agribusiness: a comparative study of Australia and Sri lanka

Sudath, A., (2008).
This paper makes a comparison of the role of IT as a tool for diffusing innovations in the agricultural sector in Australia and Sri Lanka.

 

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Attitudes of agricultural scientists, extension personnel and farmers towards commercialisation of the agricultural extension service: a study in Sri Lanka

Rohana, P. M., (2005).
This paper discusses the attitudes of agricultural scientists, extension personnel and farmers towards commercialization of the agricultural extension service.

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Going forward in agricultural extension: problems and alternatives in diffusing sustainable agricultural practices in Sri Lanka.

Jayaratne, K.S.U and Acker, D.G., (2003).
This paper examines the perception of extension educators regarding the barriers and alternatives in diffusing sustainable agricultural practices in Sri Lanka.

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Agricultural Extension Service in Sri Lanka.

Rohana, P. M., (2002).
This paper deals with history of the Agricultural Extension Service in Sri Lanka and the current challenges and opportunities in delivering agricultural extension

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Climate Change, Food and Water Security in South Asia: Critical Issues and Cooperative Strategies in an Age of Increased Risk and Uncertainty.

Our aim in this workshop was to promote discussion on how the South Asian region can best address the threats and opportunities latent in the the nexus between climate change, water security and food security. Increasingly, these three issues are tightly interconnected in ways that extend well beyond national borders.

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Evaluation of Computer-Based Learning Materials in Agricultural Information Dissemination in Sri Lanka

Cyber extension, in which computer technology is used to disseminate agricultural information was initiated in 2004 in Sri Lanka with a set of agriculture related Computer-Based Learning Materials (CBLMs) produced and distributed among 45 Cyber Extension Units (CEUs) in the country. However, formal research carried out to test these CBLMs at the field level was very limited. Hence, the objectives of the study were to (i)identify the present status of using CBLMs in agricultural extension in Sri Lanka, and (ii) to evaluate CBLMs used in agricultural extension.

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