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Pumpkin farmers festival at Green Path

23 February 2019 01:02 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A pumpkin farmers festival, organised by the Coexist Foundation, was held yesterday at the Green Path Colombo on February 22, 2019. The festival provided a platform for farmers who are struggling to sell their abundant harvest of pumpkin, to make some sales.  Many farmers across Sri Lanka are going through of this predicament which is why Coexist Foundation Chairman Channa de Silva came up with the concept to organise this festival. Pix by Nisal Baduge






  Comments - 8

  • Dilshan Jayadundera Saturday, 23 February 2019 01:44 PM

    Good work

    Karu Saturday, 23 February 2019 02:56 PM

    Just a jimmik.

    johan Saturday, 23 February 2019 08:01 PM

    Farmers did not get good price from the Pumpkin harvest.Already thousands of Pumpkins spoilt in the Godowns.Ladies can't eat pumpkin everyday.Better organising a Pumpkin Festival

    TONY Saturday, 23 February 2019 10:22 PM


    Riyaz Siddique Saturday, 23 February 2019 11:48 PM

    pumpkin seeds got more nutrition value ! it would make sense to keep the seeds and throw away the pulp in this moment !

    Kumar Sunday, 24 February 2019 12:07 AM

    Thousands of acres of pumpkins are grown in the US. About 90% of the crop is sold during the month of October, to carve "jack lanterns" to celebrate Halloween on October 31. All carved pumpkins are discarded next day. Why are Sri Lankan farmers growing a crop without a market to sell.

    Sk Sunday, 24 February 2019 04:12 AM

    Yes, I agree withJohan.

    Jayanath Sunday, 24 February 2019 08:41 AM

    Government has no vision. Just play a drama and suppress the situation as and when it arises. There is no long term strategic plans and control for timing, extent, viriety of crops , supply chain etc that can improve the farming sector. What else we can expect from these parasites who lives on poor countrymen?

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