« A food crisis waiting to happen » by Meera Srinivasan

A crop failure of this magnitude is not something they are used to. “There was a time when Kilinochchi was known for its fertile soil and unfailing yields. But the situation is quite the opposite now,” S. Kanagasabapathy, president of an agriculture committee in Kilinochchi, says.

The drastic drop in harvest, the uncertainty over the coming monsoon and the exploitative market scenario — all against an economic backdrop that points to rising costs in Sri Lanka — together foretell a possible food crisis, something that the Northern Provincial Council is dreading.

Via http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/a-food-crisis-waiting-to-happen/article5743673.ece

source: www.thehindu.com

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