Rice is top performer for Agri sector as sugar and fisheries

  • Published on: Oct 13, 2021 - 12:14 PM
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Rice is top performer for Agri sector as sugar and fisheries By Staff Writer Despite incessant rainfall and the unprecedented floods that followed in recent months, the rice industry still emerged as the lead performer for the agriculture sector at half-year. In fact, the latest statistics from the Ministry of Finance’s Half Year Report states that the rice industry grew by an estimated 7.8 percent with production recorded at 353,289 tonnes, which is marginally lower than the target set for the period. The Ministry said the shortfall resulted from all sown acreage not being harvested because of poor land conditions following the record high rainfall w …
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