Monday, July 9, 2018

Resolving the paradox of rice-poverty amidst plenty: Increase yield, eat less and divert surplus to

logoEating too much of rice?

Monday, 9 July 2018
Sri Lankans are great rice eaters. On average, they eat 108 kg of rice per person per year as against the world average of just 54 kg per head. A plate of rice eaten by an average Sri Lankan is usually equated to Adam’s Peak or Samanala Kanda. The local saying is that if someone is to jump over it, it is so elevated in height that he has to make a lot of prior preparation and training. Otherwise, instead of jumping over it, he would just land in the middle of the plate.