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Agriculture Sector Modernization Project

Agriculture Sector Modernization Project

Background Sri Lanka’s agriculture is characterized by a non-plantation sectorand a plantation sector. Of the country’s approximately 2.3 million hectaresof agricultural land, 80 percent is used for non-plantation food crops, comprising rice, maize, fruits, vegetables and other crops that are 2 primarily grown on smallholder farms. About 1.65 mill... Read more...

Supplementary food crop promotion programme

Introduction Agriculture has to play a major role in the economy of the country while more attention is being paid on the cultivation of supplementary food crops. Accordingly the Ministry of Agriculture is implementing this programme island wide with the objective of achieving self sufficiency in supplementary food crops by 2016. In... Read more...

Accelerated other Field Crop Production Progamme

Objectives Making the Country self – sufficient in supplementay Food Crop production Achieve higher production in yala season Promote 3rd Season cultivation Production of Quality and improved seeds to meet local demand Crop Districts Financial allocation (Rs.Mn.)  Expected yield (Mt) Dry Chilli All districs 45.... Read more...

Farm Development Programme

Objectives To Utilize the entire area of all government farms To provide necessary infrastructure facilities to all farms To increase the productivity of 10 farms Strategies Identification of Under utilized area of each farm Cultivate suitable crops utilizing entire  field area Supplying infrastructure facilities like roads, irrig... Read more...

Sustainable Agricultural Water Management Project (SAWMP)

Sustainable Agricultural Water Management Project (SAWMP)

Introduction The project aims to increase farm productivity, raise farms’ income and improve the lives of rural farmer families living in the dry zones of Sri Lanka. The project have been implemented in year 2005 and had provided 5,000 Solar-powered drip irrigation units to small farmers at the mid of the year 2007.     ... Read more...

Promotion Of Production And Use Of Organic Fertilizer

Promotion Of Production And Use Of Organic Fertilizer

Composting is the natural process of decomposition of organic materials by microorganisms under controlled conditions. Raw organic materials such as crop residues, animal wastes, green manures, aquatic plants, industrial wastes, city wastes, food garbage etc. enhance their suitability for application to the soil as a fertilizing resource, after hav... Read more...

Model Villages Programme

It is expected to establish Model Villages as a mechanism to disseminate research out comes generated by institutions involved in Agriculture among the farmer community through which it has been possible to find solution to their various agriculture-related problems. The objective of this novel concept is to demonstrate new technologies from crop ... Read more...

Distribution Programme Of Agricultural Instruments - A Japanese grant to Sri Lanka (2KR)

Distribution Programme Of Agricultural Instruments - A Japanese grant to Sri Lanka (2KR)

          This programme has been initiated since 1971 with the objective of increasing local food production. The target group is low income earning farmers. Since then agricultural machinery and equipment are provided annually to Sri Lanka under 2KR grant package. However on a decision taken by the Gover... Read more...

Community Based Seed Production Village Programme

The Ministry of Agriculture is implementing new seed production programme named Community Based Seed Production Village Programme with the objective of providing quality seeds to farmers on time. This programme has been initiated utilizing the limited resources available at the Department of Agriculture through which it will be possible to provide ... Read more...

Big Onion Seeds Production Programme

It has been established that the big onion seed production that had hither to seen limited to the Matale District could be extended to Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa Districts as well. Accordingly this programme is now being implemented in Anuradhapura, Matale, Kurunegala and Polonnaruwa Districts. Where as big onion seed productions are done in Maha... Read more...


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