Thursday, January 11, 2007

Workshop on 'Quality Seed Paddy Production' [Daily News]

Daily News, 11 Jan 2007
by M.A. Phakurdeen - Addalaichenai group correspondent

In order to provide a comprehensive knowledge on seed paddy production to the farmers who produce seed paddy in the district, a workshop 'Quality Seed Paddy Production' was held at CASP's Computer Training Centre in Akkaraipattu recently.

The Workshop sponsored by 'CASP' (Canadian Agro Sustainability Partnership) was organized by Akkaraipattu Seed Paddy Producers. CASP's Project Co-Director Victor Petrescu, the chief guest at this programme, declared open the Workshop which was presided over by M.I.M. Nazeer, the officer in charge of the Malwatte Seed Certification Unit, Malwatte.

Asst. Director (Seed Paddy) H.M.J.K. Herath, Asst. Directors (Extensions) A.R.A. Latheef and M.S.A.Kalees were present here as resource personnel and delivered lectures on Producing Quality Seed Paddy, Usages of Straw as fertilizer in paddy fields, seed certification process, and paddy field inspection.

Problems confronted by the Seed Paddy Producers and the solutions were also discussed at the conclusion of the Workshop.

QUALITY SEED PADDY PRODUCTION: A one-day training programme for selected farmers on "Training for Quality Seed Paddy Production" sponsored by CASP (Canadian Agro Sustainability Partnership) was organized by Akkaraipattu Seed Paddy Producers Society members at CASP's Computer Training Centre recently. Here, CASP's Project Co-Director Victor Petrescu is lighting the traditional oil lamp to inaugurate the workshop. OIC Malwatte Seed Certification Service M.I.M. Nazeer and President of the Society N. Nadarajah were also present.