Rs. 810 Mn from EU for agriculture modernisation

The European Union (EU) is funding the LKR 810 million Technical Assistance to the Modernisation of Agriculture Programme (TAMAP) in Sri Lanka, supporting a move towards sustainable and productive agriculture.

The primary objective is to make the agricultural sector more productive, diversified, climate- resilient, market-oriented and equitable.

The programme is being implemented by the consulting company Ecorys since January 2018.

TAMAP also carried out a cold chain pre-feasibility study to assess and recommend future interventions in the agriculture sector with a view among others to reduce post harvest losses of perishable agricultural commodities.

The Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation Frank Hess commented that “TAMAP will help to bring more
income to the farmers and better and healthier products to the consumers”.

Other key result areas include creating an enabling environment and relevant policies for the modernisation and diversification of agricultural production; the promotion of agricultural exports; researching existing systems and practices used by central and provincial agricultural ministries to ensure better planning; budgeting and policy improvements; and utilizing statistical and analysis systems to monitor and assess the impact of the OAP’s implementation.