AGRICULTURE SECTOR MODENIZATION PROJECT (ASMP)
The Agriculture Modernization Project (ASMP) is implemented with the objectives of increasing agriculture productivity, improving market access, and enhancing value addition of smallholder farmers and agribusinesses in the project areas. The Ministry of Agriculture Project management unit will work with five provinces; namely, Northern Province, Eastern Province, Central Province, North – Central Province, and Uva Province in seven districts Jaffna, Mullaitiv, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa, Matale and Monaragala.
Who would be benefit from the project?
14,000 farm households will directly benefit from the project’s agriculture technology demonstrations through improved production capacity, improved input supply and management, better and more efficient technology, improved market linkages, as well as opportunities for high value addition. 20,000 farm households would benefit from the project support to establish professional farmer organizations and capacity building through farmer business and marketing training activities.The project ATDPs and complementary production infrastructure investments are intended to cover 7priority districts of Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Anuradhapura, Batticaloa, Moneragala, Matale, and Polonnaruwa.