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Department of Agriculture
Dr. S.M.Hussain

  Department of Agriculture,
  Kanniya Road,

  Tel: 026-2220366

  Fax: 026-2222665

  Email : agriculture@ep.gov.lk

   Administration Report - 2012
  Vision   Mission
Higher productivity with sustainable harnessing of potential in agriculture.
Ensure food security and demand driven environmentally friendly production in collaboration with farming community through technology transfer, commercialization and agro-based entrepreneurship development.
Thrust Area - 1   :  Sustainable production and productivity enhancement.
Quality seeds and planting material used.
Cropping intensity increased.
Protective agricultural system adopted.
Soil and water conserved.
Thrust Area - 2   :  Food security with nutritious and safe food.
Households having toxic free food.
Promoted the production of organic fertilizer on commercial level.
Thrust Area - 3   :  Commercialization and entrepreneurship development in agriculture.
Introduced intercropping under perennial crops.
Crop diversification promoted.
Agric infrastructure developed.
Mechanized farming.
Commercial crop villages established (Fruits, OFC, Vegetables).
Value chain for primary agric- produces developed.
Thrust Area - 4   :  Adoption of post-harvest technologies
Minimized post-harvest losses.
Farmers promoted to use post-harvest technology
Thrust Area - 5   :  Institutional development and governance.
Improved institutional infrastructure and physical resources.
Trained and skilled technical staff.
Streamlined monitoring and evaluation system.
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