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Rainfed farming in the dry zone of Sri Lanka

Rainfed farming in the dry zone of Sri Lanka

a case study of two village clusters in the North Central Province

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Published by Agrarian Research & Training Institute in Colombo, Sri Lanka .
Written in English

    Places:
  • North Central Province (Sri Lanka),
  • Sri Lanka,
  • North Central Province.
    • Subjects:
    • Dry farming -- Sri Lanka -- North Central Province.,
    • Shifting cultivation -- Sri Lanka -- North Central Province.,
    • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Sri Lanka -- North Central Province.,
    • North Central Province (Sri Lanka) -- Rural conditions.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementW. Gooneratne ... [et al.].
      SeriesResearch study / Agrarian Research and Training Institute ;, no. 36, Research study (Agrarian Research and Training Institute) ;, no. 36.
      ContributionsGooneratne, Wilbert, 1938-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSB110 .R35 1980
      The Physical Object
      Paginationii, 127 p. :
      Number of Pages127
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3930453M
      LC Control Number81904731

      the ephemeral streams of the dry zone of Sri Lanka. The dry zone of Sri Lanka (figure 1) is located within the lowest peneplain of the island and consists of a gently undulating to undulating land surface, or a “planation” surface that is characterized by the occurrence of a large number of small inland valleys. A topography of. Sri Lanka has million ha of rice lands (AgStat, ) of which million ha (55 percent) are in the Low Country Dry Zone (LCDZ), million ha (20 percent) in the low country intermediate zone (LCIZ), million ha (25 percent) in the low country wet zone (LCWZ) and abo t thousand ha are situated in up-country and midcountry areas.

      That introduction is accurate, for he still "gets his hands dirty" by working on his small farm in SH Lanka's intermadate-dry zone, where he experiments On new forms of rainfed farming and agroforestry. But l4ifewardene Is no ordinary former: he is one of the world's leading experts on tropical farming systems. Integrated assessment of groundwater use for improving livelihoods in the dry zone of Myanmar. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI) 47p. (IWMI Research Report ) Fulltext (3 MB).

      About 95% of the rice grown in Sri Lanka is direct-seeded (wet- and dry-seeding). The average rough rice yield in irrigated predominantly direct-seeded dry zone (DZ) is about t ha −1 and in the wet zone (WZ) it is about t ha −r the average realizable yield in DZ and WZ are 8 t ha −1 and 5 t ha −1 respectively. A survey was conducted to understand the cultural Cited by: A farm study was carried out to evaluate the possibility of developing a mixed cropping system to suit a rainfed dry season (sesame, mung bean), an irrigated dry season (chilli, sweet potato or mung bean) or a wet season (cassava, maize or bean (Phaseolus)) in the dry zone of Sri Lanka. The planted crop combinations were evaluated on their ability to increase production per unit Author: U. R. Sangakkara.


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In Sri Lanka, the village tank farming community in the dry zone is one of the most vulnerable communities thereby deserving the priority attention of policy makers. The following article details about Aloe Vera Farming Techniques, Tips. This also covers cultivation practices of Aloe Vera crop.

Introduction of Aloe Vera: – Aloe Vera is a very hardy perennial tropical plant that can be cultivated in drought areas as well. This plant became very popular in the world due to its medicinal value. In Sri Lanka, the village tank farming community in the dry zone is one of the most vulnerable communities thereby deserving the priority attention of policy makers.

This study is based on information gathered in Anuradhapura district of Sri Lanka. The Rice Farming System covers about seven percent of the land in the region (see Box ) and encompasses much of the old and well-developed wetland rice areas, particularly Southern Bangladesh and South Punjab, but also including coastal zones of Tamil Nadu and Kerala and the wet zone and irrigated parts of the dry zone of Sri Lanka.

Importance of traditional farming systems and related to safeguard the surrounding ecosystems in the dry zone of Sri Lanka.

Erosion Control in Rainfed Uplands of the Dry Zone. Panabokke, C. & Punyawardena, B. R., "Climate change and rain-fed agriculture in the dry zone of Sri Lanka," Conference Papers h, International.

ABSTRACT: Dry zone of Sri Lanka is the major production area of Other Field Crops (OFC) contributing to more than 80% to the national production. Even though these crops have a was suggested to introduce to the upland rainfed farming system as a means ofFile Size: 1MB.

However, even in tropical regions, particularly in the subhumid and humid zones, agricultural yields in commercial rainfed agriculture can exceed 5–6 tonnes per hectare. At the same time, the dry subhumid and semiarid regions have experienced the lowest yields and the weakest yield improvements per unit of land.

The humid areas of South Asia are relatively small, and occur mainly in parts of India and Sri Lanka. Against this background, the diversity of natural resources and farming systems, it is appropriate to briefly describe the major component types Cited by: Proso millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) is a drought tolerant minor millet found in rainfed low input agricultural systems in Sri Lanka.

This paper presents an analysis of characteristics of rainfall, of the onset, retreat and length of the 'Yala' growing season (March-September) and the relationship between rainfall and crop husbandry strat-egies in a Proso millet growing : E.

Wimalasiri, M. Ashfold, S. Walker, S. Nissanka, A. Karunaratne. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center of the National Agricultural Library Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture January - May Workshop on Tillage, Water Management, Crop Residue Management and Bio-Diversity in Sustainable Rainfed Farming in the “Dry Zone” of Sri Lanka.

Basnayake, B.F.A. Technical Aspects of Urban Waste Management. Maintenance of the buffer zone in Pepper Production. In the organic Chilli farming, a buffer zone of – 15 m is to be left all around the conventional farm, depending upon the location of the farm.

The produce from this buffer zone shall not be treated as organic. Sri Lanka has a tropical climate marked by high temperatures and high humidity, and the average annual temperature in the coastal and low-lying areas ranges from 27°C to 28°C, but the highlands enjoy a cool climate with the average temperature.

Dry zone rainfed farmer Dry zone of Sri Lanka has a binomial seasonal rainfall pattern interspaced by long dry periods. Normally length of the. Chilli is one of the most important cash crops grown in Sri Lanka. It has become an essential ingredient in Sri Lankan meals.

Percapita consumption of chilli in the form of dry chilli is estimated kg per annum and the national annual requirement of dry chilli is aro mt. The annual production of dry chilli is about 7, Mt. Rice production in Sri Lanka has grown into a self-sufficiency level during the last two to three decades.

Rice being the staple food of Sri Lankans and having kg per capita consumption plays a major role in providing energy, protein and fat to the whole population [].Approximately 1, hectares of lands was devoted for paddy cultivation in and 2, metric Author: Ginigaddara Appuhamilage Sanjeewanie Ginigaddara and Sampath Priya Disanayake.

the average of irrigated and dryland farming for the cost of production of paddy crops. To construct net revenues of commercial crops, the Plantation Sector Statistical Pocket Book, was used as the main source.

Extent data of 2 “Statistical Abstracts of Sri-Lanka, ” released by the Department of Census. Rainfed upland farming is considered as highly vulnerable to climate change.

A recent study by Jayasooriya()attempted to understand the comparative Northern Province falls within the dry zone Sri Lanka has been identified as one of the hot spots in the sense of climate vulnerability.

Jaffna district,in. Individual tree size inequality enhances aboveground biomass in homegarden agroforestry systems in the dry zone of Sri Lanka Tagged with: Agroforestry systems, Biodiversity, Carbon storage, Species diversity, Stand structure, Structural equation model.

Arshad Ali, Eskil Mattsson. Article (Peer-reviewed). Dharmasena PB () Soil erosion and conservation – A case study in the dry zone of Sri Lanka.

Trop Agricult Res Ext – Google Scholar Dobermann A () Increasing productivity of intensive rice systems through site-specific nutrient by: 1.Establishment of Low Country Wet Zone as a buffer zone for paddy cultivation in Sri Lanka.

Development of high yielding rice varieties through modification of structure of the plant. Development of varieties tolerant to drought, floods, salinity and iron toxicity. Introduction of new technologies for rice cultivation to reduce global warming.

Agricultural researcher who dared to leave the heavily trodden path View(s): Dr. Handawela has written an absorbing and thought- provoking book on a subject that is very familiar and dear to him, Dry Zone farming.