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  • Boost for cashew cultivation

    Mar 4th, 2015

    Provincial Agriculture Ministry officials have planned to promote cashew cultivation in the Matale district. A new project in this regard will be launched this year. The officials will distribute a new high yielding cashew variety among cultivators.

    Cashew cultivation will be promoted in Laggala, Wilgamuwa, Rattota and Dewahuwa under the first phase of the programme.

    Meanwhile, during the last two decades, over 2,000 acres were utilised for cashew cultivation. The cultivators have reaped a good yield from these cultivations. The cultivators said cashew based products have a high demand in local and foreign markets. They said low income families have shown interest in cashew cultivation.