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SED Admin June 23, 2021
Cyber-SED delivered 1st Mega Webinar on ”Organic Fertilizer Production”
Small Enterprises Development Division has organized an online awareness programme aiming at young entrepreneurs on the production of organic manure and micro fertilizer in line with the national programme of ‘A green country- a toxin free tomorrow’. Its main purpose is to accelerate organic fertilizer production and enhance the use of organic fertilizer in Sri Lankan Agriculture.
Minister of Youth and Sports and State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development, Honorable Mr. Namal Rajapaksa, addressed the inaugural session which was held for the first time of government cyber platform in Sri Lanka with the participation of nearly 1900 youth islandwide.
Resource persons of Department of Agrarian Services, Makandura Sustainable Agricultural Research and Development Centre, National Fertilizer Secretariat, Department of Samurdhi, Bank of Ceylon and People’s Bank gave their contribution for the success of the first online awareness programme conducted through cyber SED Web Portal.
Participants were briefed on the current development on the organic fertilizer market, the basic requirements to be fulfilled for the production of organic fertilizer, technical assistance and quality assurance as well as loan schemes for the production of organic fertilizer. Furthermore, with the guide of Ministry of Youth and Sports, Small Enterprises Development Division stated the procedures to join with this national programme for young entrepreneurs those are willing to enter the sector of organic fertilizer production.