Ministry of Agriculture Sri Lanka, often known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, is a 65,000 square kilometer island that is shaped like a teardrop and is encircled by azure water. The country’s principal ecological factors include a moderate climate throughout the year, fertile soil, widely accessible ground water, a fairly spread river network in most areas, and two monsoons that bring rain throughout the two main growing seasons.
With these excellent circumstances, Sri Lanka’s agriculture industry has consistently performed as a key economic force, significantly boosting employment, food security, and the country’s economy. At the same time, agriculture provides the majority of rural residents with a living and is crucial in reducing rural poverty. Since independence, this has been widely acknowledged, and the agriculture sector has always had its own cabinet portfolio.
The Ministry of Agriculture is aware of this and committed to contributing as much as possible to the achievement of its purpose, which is to promote prosperity by offering the appropriate direction and organizing activities for sustainable development in agriculture.
Smallholder Agribusiness Partnership Program (SAPP) is implemented under the Ministry of Agriculture and it has been jointly funded by the Government of Sri Lanka and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The SAPP is designed to contribute Sri Lanka’s smallholders’ poverty reduction and competitiveness. The program development objective is to sustainably increase the income and quality of diet of 57,500 smallholder households involved in commercially- oriented production and marketing systems. The SAPP program is instrumental to achieve GOSL priorities under the national policy framework on rural development through Public, Private,Producer Partnerships (4Ps).
Vacancies at the Ministry of Agriculture – Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Programme (SAPP)
- Consultant – Youth Entrepreneuship Development
- Junior Consultants
Closing Date: 2022-08-29