Sri Lanka has announced that it is abandoning it mission to become world’s first completely organic farming nation. It is also lifting up its ban on pesticides and other agricultural inputs.
Sri Lanka was suffering from severe economic crisis with a lack of food, crude oil and other essential goods.
Higher authority of Sri Lanka has already lifted its ban on fertiliser imports on tea last month, as it is the country’s main export earner.
Last week, the government has announced that it is lifting up its ban on agrochemicals including herbicides and pesticides.
As the prices of rice, vegetables and other market staples have doubled across Sri Lanka, farmers have started to march on the national parliament in Colombo to fulfil their demand of lifting up the ban from essential chemicals to protect their crops.