FAO in Sri Lanka


Combatting the Fall Armyworm (FAW) in Sri Lanka

The Fall Armyworm was detected in all major maize growing areas of Sri Lanka, threatening the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. But with reinforcements from FAO, Sri Lanka has been able to effectively combat fall armyworm, enabling farmers to sustainably manage the pest and protect their livelihoods.

Upgrading laboratories in Sri Lanka for the safe use of modern agriculture biotechnologies.

Modern biotechnology has the ability to overcome certain challenges in agriculture and many other fields. Yet, this useful technology may have potential risks. Proper assessment to ensure safety of human health and the environment is vital. The National Biosafety Project funded by GEF and implemented by FAO in partnership with the Ministry of Environment is building national capacities for GMO detection and identification. 

Water tenure: building equity and resilience to leave no one behind.

The video produced through FAO's Knowing Water Better (KnoWat) Global Project implemented in Sri Lanka explains the concept of water tenure and why this concept is important to sustain smallholder's livelihoods and ensure that no one is left behind.

The video is also available in Sinhala and Tamil languages

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.