Welcome to ASDA
W.L. Hiran Peiris
Chairperson (ASDA - 2024)
Dear Esteemed Colleagues,
I am delighted to extend my heartfelt invitation to the 26th Annual Symposium of the Department of Agriculture (ASDA 2024).
ASDA is the paramount platform for agriculture professionals, offering an opportunity to exchange groundbreaking research and development streams. Our doors are open to both the Department of Agriculture and the Provincial Departments of Agriculture, fostering an inclusive space for sharing scientific findings and disseminating cutting-edge technologies.
This symposium stands as a cornerstone of the calendar of the Department of Agriculture. Continuing our longstanding tradition, this 26th milestone aims to unite researchers, extensionists, University academia, and scientists from nationwide. Together, we will delve into pivotal agricultural research and highlight essential information vital for our industry.
Our symposium sessions are curated to identify common interests, promoting collaboration among diverse disciplines. We are dedicated to showcasing your scientific discoveries through ASDA 2024, providing a nationwide platform for all researchers and extensionists to participate in a vibrant and multifaceted scientific program.
Furthermore, we are honoured to host esteemed scientists from around the globe who will deliver keynote speeches, enriching our symposium experience.
Your presence at the 26th Annual Symposium of the Department of Agriculture is invaluable. We eagerly anticipate another fruitful event, facilitating knowledge exchange and forging meaningful connections.
The Annual Symposium of the Department of Agriculture (ASDA) is the largest annual forum of professionals in Agriculture. Since its inception in 1999, ASDA has made steady progress and the symposium provides a broader avenue for scientists of the different divisions of the Department of Agriculture (DOA) and Provincial DOAs to exchange views of various issues confronting agricultural development in the country and device strategies to overcome them with the ultimate objective of achieving excellence in agriculture while ensuring the national food security. It is also a scientific forum for all professionals in the agricultural sector such as University Academia, other scientists in the government sector, private sector, INGOs, NGOs, and representatives of farmer organizations to interact on matters pertinent to the agricultural sector.
Editor in Chief
Prof. T. Sivananthawerl
Department of Crop Science
Faculty of Agriculture
University of Peradeniya