News & Events 

  • Call for contributions UA Magazine #25: RUAF 10 Years; Promoting Urban Agriculture (December 2010)
    We welcome your contributions in the form of photos and short stories that show the development of urban agriculture in the past 10 years in a certain city or country and its impacts, or that analyse the role urban agriculture can play in answering major challenges in the near future (e.g. urban food security, climate change, productive reuse of wastewater and nutrients, etcetera). Please send us your contribution before 1 September 2010. For more information, please read the call for contributions. 
  • We are proud to announce that Ms. Sudharma Rajaguru, Financial Director of Seemashitha Gampaha Haritha Krushi Nishpadana Samagama (Gampaha Green Agro Products Ltd.), received an award for the best farmer in Gampaha district.  Ms. Rajaguru won the award on August 22, 2010 through a competition conducted by the National Agribusiness Council.  This is the second year in a row that she has won first place, having received the same award in 2009.  Read more
  • 58 Commercial level cultivation fields in Gampaha by the “From Seed to Table Project"
    Described - The project objectives, Partners, MSF, Producer company – “Seemasahitha Gampaha Haritha Krushi Nishpadana Samagama” (Gampaha Green Agro Products Limited), Revolving fund, Maketing outlets to be established ..etc on RUAF-FStT project.
    In addition, the ideas mentioned by few other members of MSF (Prof. Jayasekera – Wayamba University, Mr. Nimal Shantha - Asst. Provincial Director of Agriculture, Mr. Eranga Senanayake – Mayor, Gampaha Municipality) at the MSF meeting held on 29.07.2010 and about the participants of the meeting have been included in this article. Photo of the article
  • Towering success
    People displaced by war in Sri Lanka enrich their diets by planting vertical vegetable gardens that are resource efficient, cheap to establish and even portable. Planting vertical vegetable gardens, or vegetable towers, is an innovation promoted by the RUAF Foundation, of which IWMI is a member and also regional coordinator of the RUAF-FSTT Programme in South Asia. Read more 

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