Exporters Forum - 28.03.2018
The Ministry of Agriculture with funding from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank is implementing the Agriculture Sector Modernization Project (ASMP) in seven Districts (Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Batticaloa, Monaragala, Anuradhapura, Pollonnaruwa and Matale). An approximately additional US$ 20 million is expected to be granted by the European Union (EIJ) to the ASMP to support the establishment of ATDPs in four additional districts increasing the total number of project districts to 11 in the five project provinces.
The project aims to support smallholder farmers to produce competitive high-value agricultural products, improve their ability to respond to market needs and access domestic and international markets and become efficient and sustainable market participants. To achieve these objectives the Project intends to assist farmer communities to develop innovative modern agriculture value chains in form of Agriculture Technology Demonstration Parks/ Agriculture Clusters in the selected Districts.
Farmers in Agriculture Clusters will produce vegetables, fruits and value-added products for the export market. ASMP has identified 19 new projects in the project areas and intends to also immediately improve existing fruit clusters to be more export oriented. As a leading exporter of Sri Lanka, we wish to invite you to partner with the ASM Project.