Policy Research in the Area of Agricultural Labour Markets

Despite being an important sector in the Sri Lankan economy, agriculture sector faces many challenges including low level of productivity, inability to attract youth and female workers, and low level of technological adoption. In order to facilitate adjustments, reforms, and new policies to usher in competitiveness, responsiveness to market demand, and sustainability and resilience of the agriculture sector an in-depth understanding of agriculture labour market is vital.

The goal of this study is to adjust/influence the agriculture labour market to modernise the agriculture sector via productivity and efficiency growth.  To this effect, the objective of this study is to identify areas in the agriculture labour market for adjustments to facilitate agriculture modernisation.

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Research team

Bilesha Weeraratne
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Manoj Thibbotuwawa
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Ministry of Agriculture