Ongoing Projects

Ongoing Projects

  • Cinnamon land rehabilitation and value chain development project

    Cinnamon land rehabilitation and value chain development project

    Objective – Improve the livelihood of cinnamon growers by enhancing the productivity of cinnamon cultivation and quality of cinnamon quills through better cultural practices and processing methods
    Project implementing areas: Matara district
    Period: 3 years
    Target beneficiaries: 350 cinnamon growers
    Total project cost: Rs. 151 million
    Investment per beneficiary: Rs. 318,430
    Guaranteed buyer & market: Uthsahaya “Cinnamon growers’ welfare society

    Project activities and benefits

    • Enable farmers to credit facilities with subsidized interest rate (6.5%) under easy payment schemes and to make everyone bankable
    • Establish 7 cinnamon feeling units which can accommodate 50 farmers each
    • Provide 10 peeling tables, 10 stools and 10 tool sets per unit which facilitates to produce quality and clean cinnamon quills by reducing waste
    • Develop skilled cinnamon primary processors by training the cinnamon farmers on proper peeling techniques using the proper tools with the assistance of Cinnamon Research and Training Institute
    • Support to produce high quality cinnamon primary product targeting local direct export market and value-added companies
    • Train the cinnamon growers for new cultural practices introduced by Cinnamon Research and Training Institute on the followings;
    • Management of seedlings nursery
    • Pest and diseases control
    • Applying proper fertilize on proper time• Proper fencing to control wild mice & porcupines attack
    • Soil erosion & soil water conservation
    • Post-harvest technology
    • Train the traditional cinnamon peelers to become skilled cinnamon primary processors linking with Cinnamon Research and Training Institute
    • Build up the capacity of the society to operate as social enterprise
    • Promote the farmers on land productivity improvement through land rehabilitation practices to increase the bushes density from the current amount of 3000 bushes to 3600 bushes per Ac
    • Promote the farmers to increase the current production of 200 Kg of cinnamon to 400 Kg by applying new cultural practices
    • Created 2 youth entrepreneurs for establishment of 2 seedling nurseries
    • Train the beneficiaries on basic financial literacy and household budget management
    • Promote and assist women and youth to engage in cinnamon industry by providing grant and credit facilities
    • Guaranteed income for farmers over developed cinnamon practices
    • Educate beneficiaries on impact of climate change, resilience with adaptation of mitigation measures, nutrition, solid waste management, and gender
    • Provide extension support

    Partners
    • Uthsahaya Cinnamon Growers Welfare Society
    • Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Program (SAPP)
    • HNB
    • Smallholder cinnamon growers farmers

  • Backyard poultry value chain development project

    Backyard poultry value chain development project

    Objective - To improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers by introducing the semi-intensive, environmentally friendly and economically viable backyard poultry farming
    Project implementing areas: Rambewa (Anuradhapura Districts)
    Project Period: 3 years
    Target beneficiaries: 500 women farmers
    Total project cost: Rs. 77.75 million
    Investment per beneficiary: Rs. 155,500
    Project activities and benefits
    • Arrange affordable credit facility (Rs. 40,000) at 6.5% interest rate and a grant facility, worth of Rs. 84,580 and make the farmers bankable
    • Construction of poultry sheds (10’x12’) and provision of one month old quality chicks
    • Provide feed and mineral including feeders and waterers
    • Construction of sales and egg packing center including equipment to promote market access
    • Provide technical training, exposure visits and extension service support
    • Establishing societies and farmer organization strengthening
    • Train the beneficiaries on basic financial literacy and household budget management
    • Train the farmers on nutrition, solid waste management and environment conservation
    Women empowerment
    Promote unemployed women to start backyard poultry farming by providing affordable credit facility and technical knowhow
    Youth empowerment – Provision of startup funds for operating o Mini hatchery
    o Small scale feed mills
    o Packing material making unit
    o Egg collectors
    Partners • Integrated Agro Business Company Ltd
    • Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Program (SAPP)
    • Bank of Ceylon
    • Smallholder Backyard poultry farmers

  • Dairy value chain development project - Cagills Dairies

    Dairy value chain development project

    Objective - Uplifting the livelihood of rural smallholder dairy farmers by enhancing the quality and quantity of fresh milk
    Project implementing areas: Ratnapura, Kotmale, Thambuttegama, Bogahwatta, Rikillagaskada, Project
    Period: 4 years
    Target beneficiaries: 4000 dairy farmers
    Total project cost: Rs. 450.7 million
    Investment per beneficiary: Rs. 112,685
    Guaranteed buyer & market: Cargills Dairies Pvt. Ltd.
    Project activities and benefits
    • Arrange affordable credit facility (Rs. 100,000) at 6.5% interest rate and a grant facility, worth of Rs. 35,000 and to make the farmers bankable
    • Assist the farmers for cattle shed renovation, new cattle shed construction, and buying cows trough financial assistance
    • Introduce effective GAP and entrepreneurship skills to increase the productivity from current production of 15L to 20L periodically
    • Provide extension support, exposure visits and train the farmers on good farm management practices • Provide trainings and infrastructure support to rare cattle under the intensive and semi intensive methods to minimize weather impact /risk
    • Promote unemployed women to join dairy value chain by improving technical skills
    • Train the beneficiaries on basic financial literacy and household budget management
    • Enhance savings habits by 10% by introducing compulsory saving mechanisms
    • Educate beneficiaries on impact of climate change, resilience with adaptation of mitigation measures, nutrition, solid waste management, and gender
    Youth empowerment
    Promoting youth to engage in milk collection by providing affordable credit facility
    Partners
    • Cagills Dairies Pvt. Ltd.
    • Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Program (SAPP)
    • Cargills Bank
    • Smallholder dairy farmers

  • Dairy value chain development project - Chello Dairies

    Dairy value chain development project

    Objective - Uplifting the livelihood of rural smallholder dairy farmers by enhancing the quality and quantity of fresh milk
    Project implementing areas: Ratnapura, Kotmale, Thambuttegama, Bogahwatta, Rikillagaskada, Project
    Period: 4 years
    Target beneficiaries: 4000 dairy farmers
    Total project cost: Rs. 450.7 million
    Investment per beneficiary: Rs. 112,685
    Guaranteed buyer & market: Cargills Dairies Pvt. Ltd.
    Project activities and benefits
    • Arrange affordable credit facility (Rs. 100,000) at 6.5% interest rate and a grant facility, worth of Rs. 35,000 and to make the farmers bankable
    • Assist the farmers for cattle shed renovation, new cattle shed construction, and buying cows trough financial assistance
    • Introduce effective GAP and entrepreneurship skills to increase the productivity from current production of 15L to 20L periodically
    • Provide extension support, exposure visits and train the farmers on good farm management practices
    • Provide trainings and infrastructure support to rare cattle under the intensive and semi intensive methods to minimize weather impact /risk
    • Promote unemployed women to join dairy value chain by improving technical skills
    • Train the beneficiaries on basic financial literacy and household budget management
    • Enhance savings habits by 10% by introducing compulsory saving mechanisms
    • Educate beneficiaries on impact of climate change, resilience with adaptation of mitigation measures, nutrition, solid waste management, and gender
    Youth empowerment
    Promoting youth to engage in milk collection by providing affordable credit facility
    Partners
    • Cagills Dairies Pvt. Ltd.
    • Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Program (SAPP)
    • Cargills Bank
    • Smallholder dairy farmers

  • 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
    o Cannel corner flower garden
    o Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Program (SAPP)
    o HNB
    Smallholder florists

  • Kithul related product promotional & value chain development project

    Kithul related product promotional & value chain development project

    Objective - To improve the livelihood of smallholder Kithul producers by improving their production capacity
    Project implementing areas: Rathnapura, Kegalle, and Kandy
    Project period: 3 years
    Target beneficiaries: 500 Kithul entrepreneurs
    Total project cost: Rs. 163.4 million
    Investment per farmer: Rs. 326,800
    Project activities and benefits
    • Arrange affordable credit facility (Rs.125,000) at 6.5% interest rate and a grant facility, worth of Rs. 91,710 and make the farmers bankable
    • Provide safety kits (safety jacket, belt and torch) for Kithul tappers with introduction of insurance to mitigate the risk of climbing
    • Establish improved wood stoves (processing units) equipped with cutting knife (02 Nos), stainless steel can, stainless steel gauge, and a boiling pan
    • Introduce traditional and modern kasper technology for farmers to increase the sap yield and bring unproductive trees into the tapping process
    • Cultivation of kithul plants with the objective of maintaining the sustainability of the kithul industry
    • Strengthening of fifteen (15) farmer associations in selected districts for the sustainability of the partnership
    • Provide technical training, exposure visits and extension support
    • 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 and train the unemployed women of Kithul producer families to engage in value addition kithul products at household level
    Youth empowerment –
    Promote young entrepreneurship by providing a low interest loan scheme and a startup fund for
    • Established 05 youth entrepreneurships in producing the kithul wood furniture/ornamental goods
    • Developed further 05 youth entrepreneurships for collection and transport of kithul sap, treacle and other related products from beneficiaries to the company
    Partners
    • Lanka Eco Products Gurantee Pvt. Ltd.
    • Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Program (SAPP)
    • Bank of Ceylon
    • Smallholder Kithul Producers
    • Co-operative Insurance Company Limited

  • Moringa value chain development project

    Moringa value chain development project

    Objective – Improving income of rural poor farmers through on farm productivity development and the subsequent livelihood improvement by introducing nontraditional export market oriented dehydrated Moringa leaves
    Project implementing areas: Anuradhapura district
    Period: 3 years
    Target beneficiaries: 500 farmers
    Total project cost: Rs. 148.3 million
    Investment per beneficiary: Rs. 296,620
    Guaranteed buyer & market: Dasini Dehydration Centre
    Project activities and benefits
    • Arrange affordable credit facility (Rs. 96,150) at 6.5% interest rate and a grant facility, worth of Rs. 102,880 and to make the farmers bankable
    • Introduce high yielding and profitable Moringa varieties and modern technology for value addition products targeting the export market
    • Provide irrigation facilities including agro well rehabilitation while promoting farmers to use organic fertilizers
    • Provide technical trainings, exposure visits, and extension support
    • Establish and strengthen the farmer societies
    • Provide employment opportunities for women in sustainable income generation activities
    • Train the beneficiaries on basic financial literacy and household budget management
    • Educate beneficiaries on impact of climate change, resilience with adaptation of mitigation measures, nutrition, solid waste management, and gender
    Youth empowerment
    Promote youth for establishing seedling nurseries using improved Indian variety of seedlings in minimum of ¼ Ac land extend
    Partners
    • Dasini Dehydration Centre
    • Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Program (SAPP)
    • Bank of Ceylon
    • Smallholder Moringa cultivated farmers

  • Sugarcane cultivation & value chain development project

    Sugarcane cultivation & value chain development project

    Objective
    Improve the livelihood of Sugarcane farmers by enhancing the productivity of sugarcane cultivation
    Project implementing areas: Varipathanchena, Hingurana, Deegawapiya, Neeththa and Galmaduwa (Ampara District)
    Period: 3 years
    Target beneficiaries: 4,000 Sugarcane growers
    Total project cost: Rs. 2122.9 million
    Investment per beneficiary: Rs. 530,740
    Guaranteed buyer & market: Gal- Oya Plantations (Pvt ) Ltd
    Project activities and benefits
    • Arrange affordable credit facility (Rs. 233,915) at 6.5% interest rate and a grant facility, worth of Rs. 78,225 and to make the farmers bankable
    • Provide multifunctional machine for ground work
    • Provide technical trainings, exposure visits, and extension support
    • Introduce intercropping at least 70% of the sugarcane land of each as an additional income source
    • Create good access to sugarcane fields by renovating interior field roads
    • Provide crop protection from wild boar by establishing solar powered electric fencing system
    • Introduction of more strengthen crop insurance with shared contribution from beneficiaries and promoter
    • Provide better irrigation facility by renovating canals and drainage as well as construct culverts and anicuts
    • Establish and strength sugarcane farmer societies
    • Train the beneficiaries on basic financial literacy and household budget management
    • Educate beneficiaries on impact of climate change, resilience with adaptation of mitigation measures, nutrition, solid waste management, and gender
    Youth empowerment
    Develop 20 youth entrepreneurships to engage in support services (land preparation, transportation) for sugarcane cultivation by providing a credit facilitity (Rs. 2 million) at a 6.5% interest rate
    Partners
    • Gal- Oya Plantations (Pvt ) Ltd
    • Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Program (SAPP)
    • Hatton National Bank (HNB), Sri Lanka
    • Smallholder sugarcane growers

  • Tea land rehabilitation & value chain development project - Aruna Tea

    Tea land rehabilitation & value chain development project 

    Objective
    Enhancing income and subsequent livelihood activities of rural poor farmers by improving productivity of smallholder tea growers through re-plantation and in-filling practices
    Project implementing areas: Kalutara and Ratnapura districts
    Project Period: 4 years
    Target beneficiaries: 3,000 smallholder tea growers
    Total project cost: Rs. 271.8 million
    Investment per beneficiary: Rs. 90,620
    Guaranteed buyer & market: Aruna Tea Factory Ltd.
    Project activities and benefits
    • Arrange affordable credit facility (Rs. 18,975) at 6.5% interest rate and a grant facility, worth of Rs. 24,510 and to make the farmers bankable
    • Provide quality plants and shades plants
    • Improving productivity of green leaf production through re-planting and in-filling practices
    • Deploy a mobile testing unit for on-site soil sample testing of the beneficiaries on continuous basis
    • Increase the direct sales volume from 10% - 25% through investment in direct sales outlets, value addition and export orders
    • Provide technical training, exposure visits and extension support
    • Train the beneficiaries on financial literacy and household budget management for better sustainability of the partnership
    • Educate beneficiaries on impact of climate change, resilience with adaptation of mitigation measures, nutrition, solid waste management, and gender
    Youth empowerment
    Creating youth entrepreneurships by providing affordable credit facility for;
    • Establishing 30 mini plant nurseries with a capacity of 50,000 plants per annum
    • Production of composting
    • Green leaf transportation to factory
    Partners
    • Aruna Tea Factory Pvt. Ltd.
    • Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Program (SAPP)
    • Commercial Bank
    • Smallholder tea growers

  • Tea land rehabilitation & value chain development project - Kalubowitiyana Tea

    Tea land rehabilitation & value chain development project 

    Objective
    Enhancing income and subsequent livelihood activities of rural poor farmers by improving productivity of smallholder tea growers through re-plantation and in-filling practices
    Project implementing areas: Kalubowitiyana (Matara District), Manikdiwela (Kandy District) and Hiniduma (Galle District)
    Project Period: 3 years
    Target beneficiaries: 537 smallholder tea growers
    Total project cost: Rs. 163 million
    Investment per beneficiary: Rs. 303,598
    Guaranteed buyer & market: Kalubowitiyana Tea Factory Ltd.
    Project activities and benefits
    • Arrange affordable credit facility (Rs. 205,650) at 6.5% interest rate and make them bankable
    • Provide quality plants and shades plants
    • Improving productivity of green leaf production through re-planting and in-filling practices
    • Provide training on agronomic & plantation practices to enhance the productivity and extension services
    • Train the beneficiaries on financial literacy and household budget management for better sustainability of the partnership
    • Educate beneficiaries on impact of climate change, resilience with adaptation of mitigation measures, nutrition, solid waste management, and gender
    Partners
    • Kalubowitiyana Tea Factory Pvt. Ltd.
    • Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Program (SAPP)
    • Cargills Bank
    • Smallholder tea growers

  • Turmeric value chain development project

    Turmeric value chain development project 

    Objective - To provide sustainable livelihood for crop farming families in Goonagala village through commercial oriented turmeric production
    This is a farmer organization-led 4P value chain project introduced by Goonagala Agriculture Productivity Village Co-Op Society. The project aims at increasing accessibility to finance, input market and high end market for end products. The farmer organization functions as a social enterprise where profit is shared among the members of the organization.
    Project implementing areas: Goonagala (Ampara District)
    Period: 3 years
    Target beneficiaries: 110 farmers
    Total project cost: Rs. 37.3 million
    Investment per beneficiary: Rs. 339,373
    Guaranteed buyer & market: Goonagala Agriculture Productivity Village Co-Op Society
    Project activities and benefits
    • Arrange affordable credit facility (Rs. 40,000) at 6.5% interest rate and a grant facility, worth of Rs. 161,700 and to make the farmers bankable
    • Construction turmeric processing unit including of wood stove and solar dryer
    • Establish sustainable linkages with reliable market and other value adding market organizations
    • Strengthen the farmer organization to become a social enterprise
    • Provide technical training, exposure visit, and extension support
    • Train the beneficiaries on basic financial literacy and household budget management
    • Train the farmers on nutrition, gender, solid waste management and environment conservation climate change and mitigation
    Youth empowerment
    Promote youth by providing credit and grant facility to construction of 06 production units to produce seed /planting materials
    Partners
    • Goonagala Agriculture Productivity Village Co-Op Society
    • Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Program (SAPP)
    • Rural Development Bank, Sri Lanka
    • Smallholder turmeric producers

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