Agricultural Research Management

for National Prosperity

Regional Workshop

In the 2030 United Nations (UN) Agenda for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 2030), food and agriculture are given prominence. Many Sustainable Development Goals are directly or indirectly related to fisheries and aquaculture, particularly SDG Goal 14, which includes enhancement of the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources.

Capacity Building

Capacity building of the officers in a national research system should be an ongoing process in order to ensure that the next generation is armed to take over the research programmes. This document highlights the present status of Human Resources in the agriculture research sector of Sri Lanka and the necessity for immediate intervention on capacity building due to inadequate number of untrained scientists.


The Sri Lanka Journal of Food and Agriculture (SLJFA) (ISSN-2424-6913) was launched in 2015 and published two issues each year. The SLJFA is the official journal of the Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy (SLCARP) of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.


SLCARP Awards for Excellence in Agricultural Research 2019

Closing Date 2019.08.03

Who We Are.

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.

Minister of Agriculture

Hon. P. Harrison

State Minister of Agriculture

Hon. Wasanatha Aluvihare


Dr. D. T. Kingsley Bernard



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