Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
Energizing the university - community interconnection and ratifying the responsibility of an agricultural education institute towards the adjoining environment, the 3rd year students of the faculty of agriculture have organized a farmer training class as a practical component parallel to the course unit of "Developmental Extension and Agricultural Institutes". The program was conducted at the faculty premises on 22nd of December 2016, under the supervision of academic staff members of the department of Agricultural systems led by the head of the department, Dr. (Mrs.) G.A.S. Ginigaddara and the course coordinator Mr. Amila Lankapura.
Nearly 100 farmers, mainly from Bandarapuliyankulama and paniyankadawala villages attended to this event. The Office of the Deputy Director of Agriculture (Inter Province) of the North central province assisted the students in assuring the much-needed participation of farmers.
Farmers as the target group of the event
Explanations on Poultry framing
The whole program expanded almost 3 hours and primarily addressed the key requests made by the farmers such as layer management and pest and disease occurrences of major vegetables in the dry zone. Students make use their imaginative skills in constructing different types of teaching aids as exhibits, drama, flip charts, slide programs and leaflets to expedite the learning process. The feedback session officially finished the program recalling the hands on experience of the farmers and applauding the overall work.