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Agriculture, together with forestry and fisheries, contributes 14% of Sri Lanka’s GDP (2010). Agriculture accounts for 41.6% of land use and employs 33% of the population. Sri Lanka’s year round moderate climate, fertile soil and biannual monsoon rains create ideal conditions for agriculture in the country. As a result, the agricultural sector has always performed as a major economic force in Sri Lanka, making a significant contribution to the national economy, food security and employment. Agriculture is the livelihood of the majority of the country’s rural population and plays a key role in alleviating rural poverty. The country’s main agricultural products include tea, sugarcane, spices and rubber which are exported to India, Europe and North America. Other important crops and livestock are rice, grains, pulses, oilseed, coconuts, milk, eggs, hides, beef and fish. The Ministry of Agriculture is responsible for the formulation and implementation of the country’s agricultural policy.

Agriculture organisations in Sri Lanka
National Cleaner Production Centre
Sri Lanka Cashew Corporation
Tea Board