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About Madhu Rathnayake

Grower | Consultant on Organic Farming | Facilitator/Trainer- Asia (IAFN) | Auditor -FGP/PGS (IAFN) | Technical committee Member (PGS) | Field Inspector (PGS) Madhu started her carrier at Belipola Arboretum, the world’s first site of the Analog Forest Sri Lanka under the management of Dr. Ranil Senanayake along with Trudy and Sion as a Marketing and Community relationship coordinator in 2015. Thereafter, she started working as a sustainability coordinator and as a PGS secretariat at Lanka Good Market (PGS, IFOAM) in 2017. She has been working with AF-related environmental restoration projects for the past 7 years. Her passion towards animals and the environment started from her childhood days and she managed to complete her studies with a Bachelor of Science Specialized in Agriculture and Public Relations from the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. Currently, she is an active member of the PGS Committee and works closely with farming communities as a PGS consultant in designing their lands to suit PGS-based sustainable production units. Her aspiration is to convert land into an ecotourism site where local and international students can learn how to practice Analog Forestry while giving benefits to the community around the site, both ecologically and economically. After attending a series of training courses under the guidance of Lorena Senanayake, she was accredited as an Analog Forestry Trainer for Asia in 2021.

Languages

Sinhala (fluent), English (fluent)

Country

Sri Lanka

Focus Area

Facilitation and Training, Eco innovations, Sustainable agribusiness solutions, Sustainable agricultural projects/ Women livelihood development projects, Waste Management, Youth Education, Earth Restoration, Art and Music, Spiritual Discussions.