Baurs to put together scientific and practical plan for Sri Lanka’s agri-ecosystem
The Island , 2021-08-20
A. Baur & Co. (Pvt.) Ltd., widely known as Baurs, a diversified business group and one of the pioneering innovators in agriculture in Sri Lanka, announced that it would share scientific and practical solutions for the country’s farming industry to successfully master the conversion from conventional to organic, backed by scientific evidence and sound knowledge drawing from both professional and practical experiences.
The expert team comprising senior scientists and researchers from the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL) who were on a 10-day visit to the country earlier this Month is currently conducting further in-depth analysis and evaluations. The purpose is to support Sri Lanka’s vision and aspirations to expand its current 2.5pct share in organic agriculture and move forward to holistically embrace a healthy organic nation.
Rolf Blaser, Managing Director/CEO of A. Baur & Co. (Pvt.) Ltd, the brainchild behind this initiative, commented ‘We are proud to have taken proactive steps towards the fertilizer challenge in Sri Lanka. We tasked an expert team from Switzerland which is home for some of the prestigious research institutions in organic agriculture for a diverse study across the island.’
‘The experts are presently coordinating their efforts together with other organisations with domain knowledge on the subject matter including locally available academia and practical expertise. We at Baurs are continuously engaging with the experts to put together a well-informed plan for the sector and country in the next few weeks.’
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