Floriculture value chain development project

Floriculture value chain development project

Objective - To improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers by introducing export-oriented floriculture products to local floriculture entrepreneurs with ensuring a stable market and reasonable prices
Project implementing areas: Ratnapura, Nuwaraeliya, Matara, Hambantota, Kalutara, Kegalle , Badulla
Project Period: 3 years
Target beneficiaries: 500 women and youth
Total project cost: Rs. 198 million
Investment per beneficiary: Rs. 396,359
Guaranteed buyer & market: Canal Corner Flower Garden
Project activities and benefits
• Provide a grant, worth of Rs.100, 000 for the construction of a floriculture net house including high quality imported flower plants
(Dendrobium, Gerbera, Anthurium, Vanda, Oncidium, phalaenopsis) and pot
• Arrange affordable credit facility (Rs. 100,000) at 6.5% interest rate
• Bridging the farmers with formal banking system
• Provide technical training, exposure visits and extension support
• Introduce new plant varieties targeting high end market while generating employments in floriculture value chain
• Establishment of flower societies by bringing the small and new florists from the project implemented districts of Sri Lanka
• Educate beneficiaries on impact of climate change, resilience with adaptation of mitigation measures, nutrition, solid waste management, and gender
• Train the beneficiaries on basic financial literacy and household budget management
Women empowerment Promote unemployed women to start floriculture by providing affordable credit facility and technical knowhow
Youth empowerment –
Provision of affordable credit facility at 6.5% interest rate for production of
o Potting media (coconut husks)
o Tissue culture plants
o Hardening
o Transportation
Partners
Cannel corner flower garden
Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Program (SAPP)
HNB
Smallholder florists
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