Jul 24, 2018

30 pc of harvest damaged by animals Featured

The Ministry of Agriculture says around 60 per cent of the annual crop harvest gets destroyed before reaching the market.

Half of it is damaged when harvesting and the rest by animals, says media director of the ministry D. Wanninayake.

According to him, workshops on harvest protection are taking place to discuss preventive mechanisms adopted by other countries.

Environmentalist Jagath Gunawardena says a change in the method of cultivation could help prevent damage to the harvest by animals.