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Puthlam District seminar on Food Sovereignty

Written By NAFSO on Monday, October 15, 2012 | 10:24:00 PM

Puthlam District Fisheries Solidarity conducted a awareness program. It was held in Jusevas center in Puthlam on 11th Oct. 2012 with fishers, farmers and school children. Fishers From Kalpitiya, Palliwasalpaaduwa and Barudelpola were participated, representatives of farmers were joined to the program from Karuwelagaswewa. About 70 school children from 2 schools were also actively participated to the program. During the time of program an exhibition was conducted on traditional farming equipments and also equipments that are use by the farmers in day to day life. And also among the exhibits, there were traditional seed verities of rice and books with related subjects. Mr. Sudesh Rodrigu, from Mundal, who work as area manager of World vision speaks about global climate change and effects. Mr. Ashoka Karunarathne, aware the participants on how vanished the traditional seeds and farming equipments and what are the effects of it. Mr. Nandana Vimalarathne who is specialized on local foods and agriculture, educate the audience on how the traditional customs were used during the farming in the past. Participants expressing their views and suggestions, pointed out that to “as community in this area, must work against destructive tourism development activities which take over lands people used to live in centuries for food production. Specially in Kalpitiya Islands. School children proposed a environmental program including planting trees of the vacant areas. See More.
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