WB grants over US$ 58 mn for agriculture sector | Daily News

WB grants over US$ 58 mn for agriculture sector

The World Bank has granted US$ 58.65 million for the modernisation of the agriculture sector which has already been implemented by the Agriculture Ministry, Agriculture Minister P. Harrison said.

The Agriculture Ministry has taken measures to modernise the agriculture sector with the intention of meeting growing market opportunities locally and internationally.

Under this project, the Ministry has taken measures to introduce modern technologies, improve agricultural infrastructure facilities and also introduce local and international market opportunities for local farmers.

The Ministry has already selected 1,758 farmers from Polonnaruwa, Matale, Batticaloa, Moneragala, Jaffna, Mullaitvu and Anuradhapura. Around 500 farmers from Vakarai have already cultivated cucumber in their fields for export to 38 countries. The Ministry has also initiated various agriculture development projects with the intention of stopping the importation of vegetables, fruits, grams and other food products that can be grown locally. Under this project, various food production zones have already been established.


 

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