Crysbro strengthens seed paddy production | Sunday Observer

Crysbro strengthens seed paddy production

4 October, 2020

Poultry producer Crysbro recently launched seed paddy production to elevate the local rice production capacity. Spread across a 1,000-acre stretch of land in Suriyapura, Kantale, Crysbro’s operations are supported by a state-of-the-art laboratory and technical facility set on the company’s farm in Kantale.

With prime focus on soil and water conservation, this mega project is operated in a strictly eco-friendly fashion.

“At the time of Crysbro’s massive investment in Suriyapura, most of its residents did not have a permanent source of income and crop cultivation was limited to just one season of cultivation during the availability of rain water. However, Crysbro brought the village to life with the introduction of seed paddy production which brought employment opportunities and a steady source of income for most of the residents,” said Crysbro Senior Marketing Manager Amores Sellar.

Although Sri Lanka is self-sufficient in rice, the high cost of seed paddy is forcing farmers to move away from paddy cultivation to other, more viable crops. It was this realisation that inspired Crysbro to produce and provide seed paddy to these farming communities.