Sri Lanka: Floriculture crop development project for growers

The National Botanic Gardens Department has launched the national floriculture development program to empower lower and middle-level growers in the floriculture sector and to uplift their economic standards.

Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said the main objective of this program is to assist rural floriculture crop growers to increase their capacity of income generation.

Under this program, growers in the country will be provided with material for infrastructure development as well as high-quality imported mother plants for their cultivation. They will also be provided with technical know-how through routine visits to their nurseries as well as conducting workshops and seminars on selected topics. Considering the income generation of growers, small localized exhibitions and plant sales in selected districts will be organized.

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