COMMUNITY
Gampaha Farmer Group
This farmers group is located in Gampaha District in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. This area is a semi wet and Dry Zone. They cultivate Turmeric, Ginger and Lemon Grass. These are not perennial crops. They have to replant them once every year.
Turmeric
Turmeric Roots Ginger Roots Lemon Grass
The Turmeric and Ginger are growing roots under the earth. The Lemon Grass looks like a grass bush. Most of these farmers cultivate Turmeric, Ginger and Lemon Grass under the coconut cultivation as a secondary crop. Therefore the main crop is coconut and they get a good income from the harvest of coconut once every two months. Turmeric and Ginger harvest is only once every year but the harvest of lemon grass they do through out the year.
 
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