Sri Lanka looking at sourcing organic fertilizer from Meethotamulla garbage dump - Opportunity Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka looking at sourcing organic fertilizer from Meethotamulla garbage dump

Sri Lanka looking at sourcing organic fertilizer from Meethotamulla garbage dump

Sri Lanka is reportedly exploring the feasibility of using the compost of one of the country’s largest garbage dumps in Meethotamulla as organic fertilizer. The move has been initiated following the government’s policy to transform all agriculture from chemical based fertilizer to organic fertilizer.
As part of the programme to explore the use of the garbage dump as a source for organic fertilizer, governing party parliamentarian, Premanath C. Dolawatte has reportedly visited the site which has been abandoned since the deadly fire in 2017.
Estimated to span around 25 acres, the dump is lush with various plants which have grown using the natural compost.
According to Dolawatte, experts will do a feasibility report and hand it over to Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is championing the Sri Lankan government’s aggressive strategy of promoting the use of organic fertilizer in the country.

OSL take:

Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector has become a hotspot for business/investment opportunities given the country’s decision to transform the country’s agriculture sector from agro chemical based to one based on organic fertilizer. This shift has opened up many business/investment opportunities in Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector. Foreign agriculture companies could loom at also introducing new varieties of seeds that provide high yields with the use of organic fertilizer.

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