MI Sub Campus is uniquely located in DL1 agro-ecological region, which covers about 40% of land area and the major activity zone for the country’s agriculture. Teaching and Research Farm at MI offers opportunities for agronomic field research by faculty members and research students. Research activities are also coupled with outreach programs to harness the advantage of accessibility to masses of practitioners to the location. Collaborative research is an integral part of the MI Sub Campus as scientific research often needs meticulously planned replications in space and treatments under different conditions.
Agriculture in the area in the vicinity of this sub campus provides a rich learning opportunity for researchers in social sciences too. Research on production practices in different farming systems; studies on adoption of new technologies and innovation are also conducted. MI was the central point for several collaborative research with international partners of the University of Peradeniya. Current research activities include collaborative work with Sri Lanka Department of Agriculture.
Teaching and Research Farm is managed by a well experienced professional agriculturist. Current farm manger, Mr. Gunaratne Banda hails from a traditional farming background and is a graduate in agriculture from the University of Peradeniya. He has 25 years of experience as a farm manager.