SHORT TERM CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMS UNDER MoU

Memorandum of Understanding between Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council and Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy

One of the mandatory function of SLCARP is to form agricultural technological corporation among institutions worldwide. In fact SLCARP has signed several MOUs and one of them was the MOU between Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) and Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy (SLCARP). In order to implement activities of common interest and mutual benefits to both parties on science and technology in agricultural research, education and training the work plan was singed on 29th May 2017.

Under this programme the first short term training was granted on Bio-pesticide and Residue Analysis in Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute in Gazipur during this October.

The scientists were nominated from National Agricultural Research System as follows

  • 1. Mr. K M D W Prabath Nishantha – Assistant Director Agriculture (Research) Horticultural Crop Research and Development Institute, Gannoruwa.
  • 2. Ms. U S K Abeysinghe- Assistant Director Agriculture (Research) Registrar of Pesticide – Department of Agriculture Sri Lanka.
  • 3. Dr. A D N T Kumara - Research Officer, Coconut Research Institute Sri Lanka
  • 4. Dr (Ms) P D Senanayake - Officer in Charge (Research Officer) Entomology and Nematology Division, Tea Research Institute Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Scientist MARDI Visit

Short Term trainings under the MoU Signed between SLCARP and Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)

As a reciprocal training, a team of four Sri Lankan Agricultural Scientists visited MARDI, Malaysia under the MoU signed between SLCARP and MARDI to train scientists in both countries in the means of Agriculture.

The 5 days training programme was undertaken at MARDI, Malaysia from 14th to 19th October 2018. The team of Sri Lankan scientists trained on Post harvest handling techniques for Fruits and Vegetable, Papaya breeding and Bio pesticide development.

All local expenses were borne by the MARDI as per the MoU and incidental allowances and air tickets were sponsored by the SLCARP.

SLCARP expects the Director General, MARDI to visit Sri Lanka in next year to finalize the Work Plan-Phase 2 enabling deputation of Scientists between two countries.

The scientists trained at MARDI.

Name of the Trainee

Mr. N. Somakanthan

Ms. SMACU Senarathne

Ms. I Kalubowila

Mr. S.R. Sarathchandra

Training Discipline

Post-harvest handling technology for fruits and Vegetable

Post-harvest handling technology for fruits and Vegetable

Papaya Breeding

Bio pesticide development

Present position

Extension Officer

Assistant Director of Agriculture (R)

Assistant Director of Agriculture (R)

Assistant Director of Agriculture (R)

Institute

Institute of Post -harvest Technology

Department of Agriculture

Department of Agriculture

Department of Agriculture

Short Term trainings under the MoU Signed between SLCARP and Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)

As an initiative of implementing the work plan tailored Under the MoU signed between MARDI and SLCARP, a team of scientists from MARDI visited Sri Lanka based on an invitation made by SLCARP. The team consisted of 4 MARDI officers and trained on Coconut tissue culture and Coconut breeding techniques for 5days at Coconut Research Institute (CRI), Lunuwila.

The full training course was sponsored by SLCARP as agreed upon to train scientists in different aspects in the means of Agriculture. 

Reciprocally, a 4 member team of NARS scientist are also expected to visit Malaysia in October on Post-harvest technology, Papaya Breeding and Bio Pesticide Development. The training is scheduled from 14th– 19th October 2018.