Sri Lankan government to promote organic food production and expand the sector to export market
The government of Sri Lanka has decided to promote organic food production and to open the export market for such products.
A statement issued by the government has stated that several programmes to improve food production and income of farmers related to the above programme has been decided to be implemented. The programme will also include the providing training on organic agriculture to 15,000 selected farmers and the proposal has been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
The programme is also expected to provide training for 2,500 young farmers on mushroom production with the assistance of a group of specialists from China.
Several model farms with modern technology will be set up under the programme and employment opportunities will be provided for about 6,500 youths.
The proposal for the above mentioned programmes was presented by President Maithripala Sirisena and Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Development Minister S.B Dissanayake.
The government decision to promote organic food production would make it an ideal opportunity for investors looking at opportunities in Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector. Apart from engaging in the production of organic food, interested parties could also look at exporting their produce as well.
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