The Eastern University, Sri Lanka is a state university in Vantharumoolai, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. It was established in 1986. The university was preceded by the Batticaloa University College established in 1981, is currently occupying around 10000 students from different communities. At present, the Eastern University, Sri Lanka has a main campus at Vantharumoolai, Trincomalee Campus at Trincomalee, and the Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies (SVIAS) at Kalladi, with the facilities of Library Network, Centre for Information and Communication Technology, Sports etc. Batticaloa city is the seat of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka and is a major city in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, and is situated on an Island. Batticaloa has a nickname, "Land of the singing fish" due to musical sounds that related to fish or aquatic creature in the Batticaloa Lagoon. One of the most remarkable richness of Batticaloa district is its 3 lagoons. Batticaloa lagoon is the largest one, more than 50 km long and it opens to the sea. Batticaloa district is bordered on its east side by the Indian ocean, and is therefore an ideal place for sea lovers, endowed with around 120 kilometers of sandy beaches and numerous fishing villages. The most famous beaches in the district are definitely Passikudah and Kalkudah beaches, are shallow waters and coral reefs that makes them safe areas for bathing even for novice swimmers..
The Faculty of Agriculture was the one among the two faculties established in 1986. The vision of our faculty is to offer valuable learning experiences to our students and stimulate richer and sustainable quality of life for farming society in the Eastern region, the nation and the world. Mission of the faculty is to create a learning community. The Faculty organized an International symposium on Transformation for challenging Agriculture, in order to promote the research and capacity building in the field of Agriculture and to promote healthy Agriculture for the future.
The demand for food is projected to increase over 60% by 2050 due to the tremendous change in climate and diminishing availability of land and water resources. Thereby there will be an effect on food security and food production in near future. In addition to that the Global food production is also expected to decrease by 2% in each decade for the next century due to climate change. Further, smallholder farmers are the vulnerable groups on climate change, however efforts to support farmer adaptation are hindered by the absence of relevant information and techniques to withstand climate change
In this context, the Faculty of Agriculture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka has decided to organize the 3rd National Symposium on Agriculture (NSA- 2020) under the theme of “Climate Smart Agriculture for Smallholder Farmers” on the 8th April, 2020. NSA-2020 takes the privilege to invite researchers, agriculturists, policy makers, engineers, economists, budding young scientists, students and all other enthusiastic participants to exchange their experiences, novel ideas and research findings in all aspects of agricultural science at this national forum with the national wide experts and to discuss their practical challenges encountered and solutions to be adopted to withstand Climate Smart Agriculture.
“Climate Smart Agriculture for Smallholder Farmers”
NSA-2020 invites scientists, academics, young researchers, students, and stakeholders from both national and international level.