Ministry Of Primary Industries
Sri Lanka is a county that is continually adapting in order face new global challenges. Concentrating on what the future holds for the country, The Ministry of Primary Industries was established in 2015 with the intention of developing Sri Lanka’s primary industries in order to promote economic development and realize the government’s developmental goals of achieving USD 25 billion exports and creating one million jobs by the year 2020 through import substitution policies.
A primary industry is any industry such as agriculture or fisheries that is concerned with obtaining or providing natural resources for conversion into commodities and products for the consumer. With diverse agricultural zones allowing enormous potential for agro based industry and access to a large fishing area, Sri Lanka’s primary industry is the backbone of the economy and has much to offer both local and foreign investors in the agriculture, livestock and fisheries sectors.
The Ministry of Primary Industries in Sri Lanka works to enrich the economy and drive trade and investment forward through the management and sustainable utilization of the country’s natural resources and enhancing value chain development.
At the heart of primary industry development is the goal of increasing the value of primary sector assets such as agriculture, horticulture, fisheries by focusing on projects that will lead to sustainably increasing productivity, protecting our land and water from harmful pests and diseases, safeguarding our diverse and unique natural environment, encouraging an innovation culture through technological development, taking measures to ensure food quality and integrity and to create a platform for sustainable economic growth in order to ensure the best social and economic outcomes for Sri Lanka.
Value Chain Development