NCCSL exhibition to help producers and farmers
The Wellassa Krushi Udawa organised by the National Chamber of Commerce
of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) will be held from June 6-8 at the Dutugemunu
Central College, Buttala.
The exhibition, Trade fair and seminar will bridge the gap between
the producers and the buyers and find markets for their produce. In most
instances they produce the goods and look for a market which is not very
feasible, said President NCCSL D. Essuwaren.
According to 2001 statistics 5,639 square kilometers are under
cultivation and it is the second largest agricultural area in the
country. A total of 83, 425 males and 39,206 females are engaged in
The main agricultural products cultivated in the Buttala area include
maize, low country vegetables, oranges, plantains, pineapples and
He said that they have invited all exporters of agricultural produce
to meet the buyers. The banks, finance and leasing companies and sellers
of agricultural tools, pesticides and fertiliser companies will take
part in the exhibition.
NCCSL plans to invite guest speakers who are experts in the subjects
of quality, packaging and new technology to speak to the farmers at the
seminar so that they could enhance their knowledge on these subjects.
He said that with the facilitation of NCCSL Lanka Canneries have come
to an understanding with the farmers of Buttala to purchase their
harvest of Passion fruit and they are ready to purchase any amount at Rs
40 per kilo.
Essuwaren said that this will be a good opportunity for the farmers
to meet the buyers, discuss and if necessary sign the agreements so that
they can sell their produce direct to the buyers at a higher price.
Explaining the objective of organising the Wellassa Krushi Udawa in
Buttala he said that on most instances exhibitions are organised in the
capital and it doesn't help the rural people to sell their produce,
obtain new technology or establish business linkages which leads to them
selling their produce at a lower price.
This is a solution and as everything is available under one roof it
will help the farmers to update their knowledge and also purchase new