National Workshop on Food Value Chain in Sri Lanka

The IPS together with the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) and the support from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) conducted a National Workshop on Food Value Chain Development in Sri Lanka, with the aim of facilitating a dialogue on value chain developments in agro-food industries and to develop a Food Value Chain Development Plan for Primary Industries with four sub-sectors Development Programme. The workshop brought together key stakeholders and experts to discuss the development of most suitable value chains in a socially inclusive and pro-poor way that will improve the position of small enterprises and farmers and the working poor. Professionals from agriculture, fishery, livestock, trade, health and nutrition and finance backgrounds from various ministries, universities, private sector, NGOs and civil society engaged in a fruitful workshop with the aim of developing strategies for potential value chains that lead to the goal of sustainable development. IPS aims to continue with further initiatives that include research, consultation and dissemination activities in successful value chain development for the agro-food sector in collaboration with MPI and IFPRI.

Research team

Manoj Thibbotuwawa
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Dilani Hirimuthugodage
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