Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy

Ministry of Agriculture


National Agricultural Research Priorities

The National Committees on Research Programmes and Projects (NCRPP) is appointed by the SLCARP Council and it is responsible for overall Agricultural Research Management and Coordination work in all disciplines of agricultural research. This Committee is assigned the execution of agricultural research of NARS institution/universities.
The Committee has the authority to make suggestions to all the Natonal/Specialist subject area committee regarding agricultural research management matters and to implement its decisions pertaining to these committees with the permission of the SLCARP council. NCRPP has to work in collaboration with these National Specialist subject area committee.

Also, SLCARP has ten (12) National /Subject Committee to screen, monitor and assess research projects/proposals for submission to the Treasury for funding. These Committees are represented by eminent agricultural scientists in the country.

Objectives of the National Committees

  1. Formulate policies and strategies relevant to different disciplines in the Agricultural Sector, Identify national level research priorities
  2. Screening of research proposals for treasury funds
  3. Review the progress of on-going research
  4. Promote collaborative research projects/programs nationally and internationally
  5. Facilitate interaction through sharing of information
  6. Organize national /International meetings/workshops to facilitate sectoral research