FAO in Sri Lanka


Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.

This #WorldFoodDay is a reminder that everyone has a role to play in ensuring nutritious food is available for all. Now, more than ever, it is important to strengthen our food systems, to ensure that safe, good quality and nutritious food makes its way from farm to table. World Food Day 2020 is also an opportunity to thank our #FoodHeroes - farmers and workers throughout the food supply chain who, even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic continue to provide food to their communities and beyond.

Bridging the gender gap in the agricultural and rural sector in Sri Lanka

Empowering and enabling men and women to participate more effectively in agriculture can not only lead to agricultural productivity, rural poverty reduction, enhanced nutritional standards but also translate into improved well-being for their families, thereby building human capital for future generations.

An innovation in fish-smoking improves lives

FAO with EU introduces the FTT-Thiaroye fish processing technique to rural communities in the Batticaloa district of Sri Lanka, for the first time in Asia.

Growing for assured markets

Facilitating Contract Farming Agreements for export-oriented agricultural production.

Supporting smallholder goat farmers in the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka to increase productivity.

Increasing the productivity of smallholder dairy farmers in the dry zone of Sri Lanka.

Revival of a Fingerling Nursery in Parapankandal in Mannar, Northern Province, Sri Lanka.

Boosting inland fisheries in perennial tanks of Sri Lanka.