We cannot dependent upon only on banana and paddy
Subasri, is a mother of 3 children, and has agricultural background, Family is dependent upon her and her husband for earning income to run the day to day life. Her husband started doing home gardening and paddy cultivation during the two seasons.
But due to unusual weather condition and climate change, these livelihood interventions did not give expected income to maintain the family. In order to avoid any disasters and uncertainty now they have decided to change crops which could lead to national market and durable income.
Papaya cultivation is the now venture they have involved and the crop is yielding fruits which could marketed at the rate of Lkr.50/00 kilo.
“We cannot dependent upon only on banana and paddy, the corps which could be affected by weather conditions and wind. These crops can also low in price during the seasons. Unlike these corps papaya as an export market and the price ca be fixed in advance” Suabsiri said.”