Sri Lanka, affectionately called as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, is a tear drop shaped island of 65,000sq KM surrounded by sparkling blue green sea. Moderate climate throughout the year, fertile soil, freely available ground water with fairly distributed river net work in most parts and two monsoons which bring rains for the two main cultivation seasons are the key ecological factors of the country.
With these ideal conditions, agriculture sector has always performed as a major economic force in Sri Lanka, making a significant contribution to the national economy, food security and employment. At the same time agriculture is the livelihood of the majority in the rural sector and plays a key role in alleviating rural poverty. This has been well recognized from the time of independence and there has always been a cabinet portfolio set aside for the agriculture sector.
Ministry of Agriculture has realized this and is committed to make its utmost contribution to achieve its mission of bringing about prosperity through providing necessary guidance and co-ordination activities for sustainable development in Agriculture.
“A vibrant and dynamic agricultural sector for food security and national prosperity”
“To achieve globally competitive production, processing and marketing enterprises through socially acceptable, innovative and commercially-oriented agriculture, through sustainable management of natural resources of the country”
Supportive agricultural policy for food and allied agricultural crops.
Established food and nutrition security.
Stable prices for agricultural products.
Efficiently coordinated paddy purchasing and marketing programme
Timely implementation of projects.
Increase production in selected crops.
Efficient and effective implementation of accelerated food production programme.
Efficient and effective use of foreign funds.
Customer friendly and result oriented administrative system.
Results based management in entire government sector.