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Sri Lanka’s rice production
Sri Lanka’s MY 2005/06 rice production is forecast at 2.2 million tons (milled basis), assuming a normal rainfall during the northeast and the southwest monsoon seasons this year, and the continuation of the ceasefire agreement with the Tamil separatist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE). The MY 2004/05 rice output, which was negatively impacted by drought and floods, and to a small extent by the December 26, 2004, tsunami (mostly confined to some areas of the eastern and southern provinces), is estimated at around 2.0 million tons. The MY 2004/05 production includes 651,000 tons of yala crop (harvested in the fall of 2004) and 1.3 million tons of maha crop, which is currently being harvested. Rice is the most important crop in Sri Lanka, in terms of area and production, number of farm families engaged, and political sensitivity. It contributes around 4 percent to the country’s GDP. About 42 percent of the country’s 870,000 hectares of total rice area has assured irrigation, but the remaining area is entirely dependent on rains. Although rice production has increased considerably over the past fifteen years, sustainability problems have surfaced in recent years, mainly in the high productive areas in the dry zone in the north central province of the country.

Micronutrient deficiency in the soil, increasing production costs, reduced profits, stagnant yields, and poor quality are some of the problems facing rice cultivation. Although most farmers apply high doses of fertilizer, they neglect agronomic and pest management practices, leading to poor yield response to these applications. The production cost of a kilogram of rough rice is approximately SL Rs. 9.00 (nine US cents), with labor remaining the most costly input.
MGR Archive 3.4.2005
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