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CENSARM

Centre for Sustainable Agriculture and Resource Management

CENSARM Activities

January 2021- December 2021

  • Technical Seminar on Crop protection techniques was conducted for the A/L students (2021/ 2022 Batches) at Kaluthavalai School on 5th of April 2021.  Resource persons were Dr. (Mrs.) R. F. Niranjana, Ms S. Nishanthi and Mr G. Hariharan, Eastern University, Sri Lanka for the following topics.
  1. Eco-friendly Management of Insect Pests and Diseases of Economically Important Crops
  2. Identification of economically important insect pests and diseases
  3. Importance of Using eco-friendly pest management practices
  • Impact Assessment of Greening Batticaloa project is carried under CENSARM from March 2021. This project is coordinated by Dr M. Pagthinathan, Dean/Agriculture and it is funded by the Dilmah Conservation, Colombo. The report for this project has been sent to the funding agent in December 2021. 
  • Poetry Competition among the Grade 09 and 10 School students in Kalkudah Zone was conducted in October 2021 to make awareness on World Food Day. The title of the Poetry is “Impact of COVID - 19 Pandemic on Food Production”. Based on the result of the poetry competition, the top ten students were ranked and it was informed to their school. Mrs N. Vathshalyan was a Coordinator for conducting School poetry completion.   
  • Field exposure visits to Dilmah Conservation farm and AmiRON organic farm in Kalkudah zone was organized on 25th of November 2021 for the Third Year Students (2016/2017 batch) under ELTA-ELSE Faculty grant, AHEAD project, Eastern University, Sri Lanka. World Food Day-2021 was celebrated on the 30th of December 2021 by the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture and Resource Management (CENSARM) at the Faculty of Agriculture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka. Certificates for the first three places in the Poetry competition was awarded to the School students at the World Food Day ceremony.
  • Funds were taken from the CENSARM account in 2018 and 2019 for the Broiler Production project

June 2020 – December 2020

  • World Food Day was celebrated on 18th of December 2020. Director/CENSARM thanked Dean/Agriculture and Co-ordinators / World Food Day 2020 for their support in this event.
  • Essay writing competition was conducted in September 2020 among the A/L school students (2021/2022) in the Batticaloa Educational Zone. The result was informed to their relevant schools. Certificate was awarded to the first three students at the World Food Day celebration.
  • Stakeholder meeting with staff in the Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries sectors was organized for identifying needs of the farming communities and other sectors which was held on 22nd of December 2020 via Zoom.
  • Action plan for the year 2021-2023 were prepared based on the Discussion with various stakeholders in 2020.

2017 - April 2018

  1. Workshop on Discussion among Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Sectors with Faculty of Agriculture, EUSL on 30th May 2017
    Target group: Stake holders from staff Faculty Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, Department of Animal Production and Health, Department of Fisheries a and Aquaculture and NGOs
  2. Talk on Nuclear Techniques in Agriculture on 4th October 2017
    Target group: All Academic staff, Non academic staff and students
  3. Talk on Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Problems and Possible Management Strategies for Sri Lanka on 4th October 2017
    Target group: All Academic staff, Non academic staff and students
  4. World Food Day 2017 on 16th October 2017
    Target group: Staff Faculty Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, Department of Animal Production and Health, Department of Fisheries, School students and famers
  5. Seminar on Beekeeping and honey processing to improve crop production and entrepreneur on 17th April 2018
    Target group : Farmers
  6. Seminar on Awareness programme on efficient water management on 25th April 2018
    Target group : Agriculture instructors and farmers

CENSARM provided resource person for following training programmed conducted by Department of Agriculture, Battlicaloa on 8th March 2018

  1. Seminar on Recommending of plant varieties based on the suitable land and environment in the Eastern Province
  2. Seedling production
  3. Irrigation methods for Tomato and Brinjal
  4. Intergraded plant nutrition
  5. Intergraded pest control in vegetable
  6. Harvesting and post harvesting Techniques
  7. Value addition of fruits and vegetables (Income and expenditure)