Agriculture Sector Modernization Project
The Agriculture Modernization Project (ASMP) which is implemented through the Ministry of Agriculture(MOA), the Ministry of Primary Industries(MOPI) and five participating provinces namely Northern, Eastern, Central, North-Central and Uva Provinces. The aim of the project is to assist Sri Lanka in modernizing its agricultural sector. The Project is estimated to cost US$ 169.84 million of which U S $ 125 million will be financed by IDA. The project is implemented over a period of five years.
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Hon. Minister’s Message
The significance of the program is that its addressing some of the key challenges such as increasing productivity, improving marketing opportunities, we are faced today, enhancing value addition, diversifying productions and promoting research and development aiming drastic innovations in agro-technology as well as end products. It is also planned that these are achieved without compromising the national priorities such as securing self-sufficiency and improving income generation and living standards of the farmers. I believe this modernizing project will bring more job opportunities for our farming communities that could shift from more labour intense employment to technology intense work.
Hon. State Minister’s Message
I wish the Project all success