FAO in Sri Lanka

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14 October 2022
COLOMBO, 14 October 2022 – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), together with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), marked World Food Day at an event held under the auspices of the Prime Minister Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena...
28 September 2022
COLOMBO: The United States Permanent Representative to the UN Agencies in Rome, Ambassador Cindy McCain concluded a two-day official visit to the North Western and Central Provinces of Sri Lanka today. Accompanied by the United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung, Ambassador McCain visited several projects of the Food and...
15 September 2022
COLOMBO: FAO Representative for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Vimlendra Sharan and the Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, Rohana Pushpakumara, in the presence of the Hon. Minister for Agriculture, Mahinda Amaraweera, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today regarding the beneficiary selection and distribution of fertilizer to paddy farmers in...
12 September 2022
An estimated 6.3 million people in Sri Lanka are facing moderate to severe acute food insecurity and their situation is expected to worsen if adequate life-saving assistance and livelihood support is not provided, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme...
10 September 2022
All Sri Lankan paddy farmers to receive TSP fertilizer COLOMBO: The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced an additional USD 40 million to strengthen agriculture in Sri Lanka through the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The new funding, subject to Congressional approval, will...