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FAO in Sri Lanka

The Country Programming Framework (CPF) sets out three government priority areas to guide the FAO partnership with and support to the Government of Sri Lanka – bringing together innovative international practices and global standards with national and regional expertise over five years from 2018 to 2022.

The overarching goal of FAO’s programme in Sri Lanka continues to be the reduction of food insecurity, malnutrition and vulnerabilities, and the sustainable management and use of the country’s natural resources.

Meetings / Workshops / Events

  • 13 June – Press Conference on the arrival of the Dr. Fridtjof Nansen research vessel to Colombo as part of the EAF-Nansen Programme. The Programme is a collaboration between the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR) and FAO. 
  • 22 June – Port Call events in Colombo for the Nansen research vessel hosted by the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Sri Lanka.
  • 24 June – 16 July Nansen research vessel to commence survey from Colombo. The survey will cover the continental shelf and upper slope of Sri Lanka. The aim of the survey is to improve knowledge on fisheries resources through scientific surveys and to assist in the formulation of scientific recommendations as a basis for formulation of measures necessary for the sustainable management of fisheries.
  • 20 July – Launch of the Biomass Energy Terminal in Monaragala
    The terminal has been constructed through the FAO/UNDP Project titled “Promoting Sustainable Biomass Production and Modern Bio-Energy Technologies” funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).