A workshop titled “Agritech 101” was held on December 12th 2019 from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm in the auditorium of Faculty of Agriculture, University ofJaffna, Ariviyal Nagar, Kilinochchi. This workshop was jointly organized by UBL cell, Faculty of Agriculture, AHEAD operation and group of alumni members of the Faculty (Agro Task Force). The aim of this workshop have an interaction between the farming society and public and private stakeholders related to agriculture sector with staffs and students of the Faculty of Agriculture.
About 150 participants were participated in this workshop which includes around 60 participants from various farming society and public and private stakeholders related to agriculture sector and around 70 students and 20 staff members from the Faculty of Agriculture. Three international participants from International Water Management Institute (IWMI)were also participated in this workshop and shared their thoughts.The workshop was started with registration of the participants. After the completion of traditional events and speeches participants were presented their current problems related agriculture in the workshop. Around 20 problems were discussed by the participants. Then based on the preference of the problems participants from farming society and public and private stakeholders related to agriculture sector, staffs and students of the Faculty of Agriculture formed different groups and discussed the problems and researches need to be carried out in a prolific manner. Mentors were assigned to each group to guide the discussion in a proper way. Flip charts and marker pens were provided to each group to document their findings. After the completion of the discussion students from each group were presented their ideas to solve the problems given by the stakeholders. The workshop was concluded with the summarization of the event and handing over the memento for the mentors. Based on the suggestions of the participants a follow-up workshop will be organized in six month time.