Home / Front Page/ Primary crops exports to hit 5b by 2025

Primary crops exports to hit 5b by 2025


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

Facebook

  • Sector records 40% annual growth since 2016
  • 23 agro processing zones, 10 fisheries zones establishe

With successful initiation of several projects to boost exports in spices, fruits, vegetables and fisheries, Primary Industries Minister Daya Gamage expressed confidence that Sri Lanka would generate an income of $ 5 billion by 2025 in primary exports.  

“The primary exports are growing at a rate of 40% per annum since 2016. At this growth momentum we will be able to generate $ 5 billion by 2025, which is three times higher than the target given to me,” the Minister said.

According him, the Government given export income target for the Primary Industries Ministry is $ 1.5 billion per annum by 2025.

He said the successful establishment of 23 agro processing zones and 10 mega zones for fisheries sector development and programs for revitalisation of spices industry and for entrepreneurship support resulted in fast-tracked growth in the sector since 2016.


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Whither Sri Lanka?

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

On Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019, suicide bombers from an extremist group caused carnage in six separate locations in Sri Lanka. Over 250 lives were lost and as many injured. The magnitude and co-ordination of their operation indicate several months o


Our Cricket Board simply cannot deliver – why not they all quit honourably?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

“It is necessary, therefore, for the Government to pay serious attention to the doings of Sri Lanka Cricket [board] and take immediate action to lift their game for the progress of our glorious game.” Question for Sri Lanka Cricket (board) Sri La


Yesterday Tamils, today Muslims and tomorrow who?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

From the time of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike’s election victory in 1956, one and only one issue had dominated political party campaigns in this country; and that was communalism. The Tamil community was the main focus of these campaigns for over 50 years


Those who go by social proof are easy prey to crafty schemers

Monday, 17 June 2019

Going after social proof Swiss writer and novelist, Rolf Dobelli, in one of the essays in his 2013 book ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’, has given a fine warning to his readers. He has warned against going by ‘social proof’ or ‘majority view


Columnists More