Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy

Ministry of Agriculture

National Agricultural Research Policy



One of the mandatary fuctions of the CARP is to formulate national agricultural research policy and priorities. Accordingly SLCARP council appointed a Committee to prepare a working document, to develop the research policy for 2017- 2021 through a process of broader stakeholder consultation, incorporating their ideas/requirements.

This Committee is comprised of the Chairpersons of the National Committees of major thrust areas in agriculture, functioning under the SLCARP Council.

The SLCARP Council approved the National Agricultural Research Policy for 2017-2021.
The main thrust areas covered in the policy are:

    Legal and regulatory mechanisms

    Institutional framework

    Coordinating mechanisms

    Priority setting

    Financing and resource mobilization

    Capacity Building

    Knowlegde management

    Technology transfer

    Sustainable use of biodiversity

    Natural resources and International cooperation