Agriculture in Sri Lanka: The Current Snapshot ( Vol-3,Issue-1,January - February 2018 )
Author: L. N. Ranathunga, W.M.D.I.S. Wijemanna, M.G.S. Sathsara, R.G.B.K. Gamage
Keyword: Agriculture Production Index, Ceylon, Food Security, Gross Domestic Production, Zoonotic Diseases.
Abstract: Sri Lanka being an island is blessed by nature with ideal environmental factors on the field of agriculture which is being intentionally practiced towards the sustainability. The agriculture sector in Sri Lanka always acts as a major economic strength to the national economy as it ensures the food security, employment and poverty alleviation of rural communities. The sector is mainly driven by variety of distinct sub sectors which include crop cultivations such as paddy, tea, rubber, coconut, vegetables, fruits, export crops and sugar while in addition livestock and fisheries sectors also provide a substantial contribution simultaneously. Negative and positive fluctuations of each above mentioned subsector directly affects on the overall country uplift and the society wellbeing. This paper will be discussing about the present status of the agriculture in Sri Lanka in a concise manner with respect to the recently published official data by country regulatory bodies.
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