Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy is an umbrella organization of the National
Agricultural Research System (NARS) that operates within several Ministries. SLCARP came into
existence on the 22nd December 1987 to create an environment for more productive agricultural research.
SLCARP’s mission is to enhance and mobilize the scientific resources in Sri Lanka efficiently to catalyze and agricultural research
and technology generation within NARS.
With the Secretariat in Colombo, SLCARP serves as an organization in an advisory capacity for
co-coordinating and consolidating efforts within Sri Lanka NARS, funding research projects/programmes and
promoting scientific research linkages in prioritized areas both nationally and internationally.
CARP has been instrumental in promoting and facilitating research, by improving and enhancing agricultural
research through documentation and communicating latest advances in research to the NARS scientists.
SLCARP has identified its own perspective, plans and programs for the future in keeping with the aspirations and goals of the
Ministry of Agriculture Development and Agrarian Services to meet the future challenges in enhancing domestic
food production and exports focused on poverty reduction.