Nimesha Dissanayaka is a Research Officer at the IPS. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Technology & Management, specialized in Applied Economics & Business Management from University of Peradeniya. Her focus in research lies on Agricultural Economics, Econometrics and Economic Modeling, Poverty and Development Policy, Contract theory, Agricultural Risk and Technology adoption.

Research

Policy Research Capacity and Influence: Sri Lanka activity. USAID-funded. IPS is collaboratively work with IFPRI on Assessing COVID-19 Impacts on Agri-Food trade and selected value chains. Initial training held on 14, 22 and 28 September 2020.

Participated in the FAO Regional Food Safety Conference for Asia and the Pacific on 17, 19, 24, and 29 November 2020. Webinar.

Dialogue Series: Agricultural Value Chain Linkages to Improved Food Systems in Sri Lanka (IFAD), on 03rd December 2020.

Analysing the Abhisheka project and the state of single stick ban in Sri Lanka (KIVU), 2020.

The Future of Food Security: Building a Modern and Resilient Food System in an Age of Pandemics (Southern Voice), 2020.

COVID-19 household Impact Study (East West University, Bangladesh), 2020.

Progress in Tobacco Harm Reduction in Southeast Asia: A Scoping Study and Situation Analysis (East West University, Bangladesh), 2020.

Dissanayaka, Nimesha (2020). ‘Progress in Tobacco Harm Reduction in Southeast Asia: A Scoping Study and Situation Analysis’, Sri Lanka Country Chapter. Dhaka: East West University.

Dissanayaka, Nimesha (2020). ‘COVID-19 and Supply Disruptions: The Case of Sri Lanka’s Tea Sector’, in Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2020. Weerakoon, Dushni (Ed.), Colombo: Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka.

Thibbotuwawa, Manoj and Dissanayaka, Nimesha (2019) ‘ Smart Digital Farming in Agriculture: Status and Prospects for Sri Lanka’, in Sri Lanka: State of the Economy, (Ed.) Dushni Weerakoon, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, Colombo

Presentations

Dissanayaka, Nimesha (2020). ‘Determinants of Breaching forward Sales Contracts by Maize Farmers in Anuradhapura and Monaragala Districts”, International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment. 14 February 2020. University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

Dissanayaka, Nimesha (2020). ‘Determinants of Drinking Water Sources among Farmer Community in Anuradhapura District: Evidence from Kekirawa DS Division’. International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment. 14 February 2020. University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Country Presentation on Tea Trade at training organised by IFPRI on 28 September 2020. Webinar.

Presentation on ‘Determinants of Drinking Water Sources among Farmer Community in Anuradhapura District; Evidence from CKDu Affected Area, Kekirawa DS division’

International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment
Organized by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna
14 February 2020

Presentation on ‘False Information on Tobacco’

Lobby Group Workshop on Strengthening Tobacco Control Policies
Organized by IPS
06 November 2019
IPS, Colombo 07

Presentation on ‘Smart Agriculture

New thinker’s Symposium 2019
Organized by IPS
21 March 2019
IPS, Colombo 07

Presentation on ‘Smallholder Farmer Participation in Maize Contract Farming in Anuradhapura District of Sri Lanka’
In House Seminar
23 January 2019

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