Establishment of Agriculture Information and Technology Bank (AgIT Bank)

Present extension system is not adequate enough to empower the farmers and interested groups by effective agriculture information and technology transfer in rural area due to lack of extension officers in grass root level and decentralization of extension system in Sri Lanka.

Agrarian Service Centre is the grass root level extension office which provides farmers with agriculture inputs and extension service, etc…through the different offices of the different department handling Agriculture. Agriculture Instructor (AI) from Department of Agriculture (Provincial Department) engaged in agriculture technology transfer (food crops) and who is available in the office only on Wednesdays since it is considered as the office day of Agriculture Instructor. Hence, at present there is no other place to get agriculture related information and technology by rural farmers and other interested groups.

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