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Title: Sri Lanka faces ‘man-made’ food crisis as farmers stop planting
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Published: May 18, 2022
Author: Staff
Post Date: 2022-05-18 11:49:31 by Horse
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Mahinda Samarawickrema, 49, will not be planting paddy this season.

After a government ban on chemical fertilisers cut his rice yield in half during the March harvest, the farmer, who owns eight hectares (20 acres) of paddy and banana, said he no longer has the income to maintain a farm. Especially as his banana crop also looks set to fail.

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