Well, duh. You can't just change from conventional farming to organic over night by tossing cow manure on your fields instead of nitrogen pills. Not only do the farmers need to learn a completely new set of skills and methods, but the soil needs several years of time to adapt to the new circumstances. Also, if you really want to be competitive as an organic farmer, you need to grow veggies in shelves with ten stacks above each other in a fully automated and a/c-controlled greenhouse the size of a decent hardware store, but forget about farming your traditional tiny patch of rice-swamp.
Sri Lanka has a far left government believing in central planning and green New Deal stuff.
1- Economy was crippled by lockdownerism, which killed tourism.
2- Years ago the proposed all farmers switched to a 100% organic. No chemical fertilizer, no pesticides, no herbicides, no fungicides, etc... The problem is that they gave no guidance as to how to do this, nor any help to farmers on how to do this. Instead they gave a very short time period to carry out that transfer.
So, you ended up with soil not necessarily amenable to growing things, unless chemical fertilizers were used, being switched to entirely organic.
This is the result of effectively the same kind of doctrine that we are seeing in the US, with the "Green New Deal", and in Europe. In fact it is fundamentally the GND on steroids.
Kind of a warning sign to not go along with all the climate alarmists, the GNDealers, all the AOCs and Greta Thunrbergs. Do not let central planners get involved and keep on farming.
Sri Lanka is a small country, densely populated with a large agrarian sector. And now its government if officially defunct, it is unable to govern. There is no way they can gather the manpower necessary to force the people to do what they want at this time.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has agreed to resign after party leaders in Parliament demanded both he and the embattled president step down on the day protesters stormed the president's residence and office.
Give it 6 months and I'm sure " the west " will find itself in a similar situation . Lots of money printing combined with a green agenda is never a good mix . There is certainly something sinister behind all this save the planet nonsense , as if humans have the power to save the planet . They don't. Earth will do just fine , its the humans I worry about .
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