Development of sustainable agriculture systems is the key for achieving food security. In this aspect, use of effective and environmentally sound management strategies to overcome the threats caused by biotic constrints such as insect pests. nematodes,weeds and pathogens,plays an important role in determining the quantity and quality of agricultural production and productivity. To acheive these targets, strengthening of the research and development in relation to national priorities identifiedin this important subject area is vital.
The National Plant Protection Committee has gone through a rigorous and a comprehensive process of stake holder conconsultations, which has led to the identification of the National Priorities in Plant Protection in the Sri Lankan context in 2008 and update it in 2011.
The process has been successful due to the unitering efforts of the scientists, academia, practitioners and the private sector organizations in the field of plant protection.
This Committee is responsible for developing strategies to protect from pests and diseases.