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July 9, 2013

Sri Lanka

Shrimp Farmers Get $1.2 Million to Develop 27 Farms


The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFARD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, recently granted $1,223,241 to the Batticaloa District of eastern Sri Lanka for the development of a 120-acre shrimp farming project.  It will benefit 27 shrimp farmers, who will get a loan of $1,911 from the Bank of Ceylon and land to start their farms.


Source: Daily News.  Rs 160 Million Shrimp Farm to Benefit Batticaloa Farmers.  Sivam Packiyanathan.  July 9, 2013.


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