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Promoting Sustainable Biomass Production and Modern Bio-Energy Technologies   Homagama, Colombo, 09 November, 2017: A Biomass Terminal...
World Food Day 2017, marked annually on 16 October is akin to the national day...

The FAO Country Programme Framework (CPF 2013 - 2017) defines the priority areas in Sri Lanka's agricultural and food security development objectives. It provides FAO and the related Ministries a medium term strategic plan for action and a roadmap for planning FAO technical assistance.

The process resulted in two broad priority areas for development plus several outcomes and outputs for FAO assistance: achieving a sustainable food and nutrition security in the country while developing livelihoods in the rural agricultural sector, which has three sub-sectors: food crops, livestock and fisheries; and the second one, preserving and rehabilitation of forestry and biodiversity of forests.

Meetings / Workshops / Events

  •  8 November 2017: Niyandagala, Homagama: Inauguration of the first energy terminal established under the project on Promoting Sustainable Biomass Energy Production and Modern Bio-Energy Technologies.
  • 15 November 2017: Ministry of Agriculture, Colombo: Launch of 'Building the basis for implementing the Save and Grow approach - Regional strategies on sustainable and climate-resilient intensification of cropping systems' (Save and Grow) project; funded by the German Government and implemented over 3 years by the ministry and relevant partners.
  •  21-23 November: Chilaw: Training of Trainers workshop on 'Operational and Legal Aspects of Contract Farming Schemes' under the European Union Support to District Development Programme (EU-SDDP)