Faculty of Agriculture Undergraduate Research Symposium (FAuRS-2019)

The Faculty of Agriculture Undergraduate Research Symposium (FAuRS-2019) was held on 16th July 2020 at the Faculty of Agriculture for the sixth consecutive time. Prof. Upul B. Dissanayake, The Vice-Chancellor, University of Peradeniya was the Chief Guest and the Prof. Gamini Pushpakumara, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. J.K. Vidanarachchi, Coordinator FAuRS-2019, Deans of other Faculties, Heads of Departments, academic staff members, non-academic staff members and the paper presenters and winners from the non-technical completions participated the event adhering all the guidelines issued by the government of Sri Lanka and the UGC in controlling Covid-19 pandemic. The Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Peradeniya, being the pioneer Faculty of Agriculture in the University system of Sri Lanka, is holding FAuRS as an annual event with the objective of providing an opportunity for the graduands of the three degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Agriculture, namely the BSc in Agricultural Technology and Management, BSc in Food Science and Technology, and BSc in Animal Science and Fisheries, to present the findings of their final year research projects. The proceedings of the FAuRS-2019 presented the findings of 212 research projects in the form of abstracts. They were organized under four themes, i.e. Agricultural Production & Productivity, Technological Interventions & Applications in Agriculture, Food Quality & Product Development and Community & Environment, depicting key thematic areas of the curricular of the three degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Agriculture.