1948 Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Sri Lanka
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) started its programmes in Sri Lanka in 1948. FAO disseminates critical information about food, agriculture, and natural resources, and converts knowledge into action by improving agriculture practices including provision for improved livestock, forestry, fisheries and efficient environmental practices. Making sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food is at the heart of FAO’s efforts.
FAO in Sri Lanka works closely with the government to implement programmes in areas such as improved agricultural production systems, aquaculture development, nutrition, and climate change adaptation, with an aim to drive forward economic and social progress for all, and ensuring the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources. FAO also supports capacity development of technical officers in Government departments through trainings.