Updated: Apr 26
It is a well-known fact that Sri Lanka as a country is naturally gifted with all the necessities to grow crops. With a comfortable climate system throughout the year alongside abundant sun light availability and some of the best irrigation systems, it is unarguable that Sri Lanka is a land made to grow.
However, the crops harvested from Sri Lankan farms are predominantly consumed locally. Therefore, even though Sri Lanka is considered as a land made to grow, we have failed to assist the growth of our economy through agricultural exports. With the global food requirement rapidly increasing and Sri Lanka being a nation which can abundantly grow crops, the Sri Lankan economy can certainly take a boost from funds generated through agricultural exports. There are two main bases to cover prior to achieve this status.
1) A surplus of harvest must be achieved to begin exports while un interrupting the local consumption – Home Gardening is a very effective solution
2) The crops grown in Sri Lankan farms must be organic to reach a wider global market – Smart Agriculture plays a valuable role in increasing productivity