Sri Lanka turns to corn imports as local harvests fail


With local corn harvest at record lows, Sri Lankan poultry farmers expect another 100,000 tons of corn imports. Ajith Gunasekara, President of the All Island Poultry Association, told Asian Agribiz that this year, corn harvest will only be 30% of the usual volume due to the government’s ban on chemical fertilizer. “We’ve already imported 40,000 tons of corn, but this will not be sufficient. The government has agreed to allow more imports,” he said. The industry needs 400,000 tons annually.

Editor, Asian Feed Magazine and FeedWatch, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Russian-Ukraine war has intense implications on the world grain markets and Zahrah has her fingers on the pulse with articles like, ‘Wheat, corn markets shudder over Russia-Ukraine conflict’.