NADeP was successfully completed recently. Website for Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Programme(sapp.lk) will be available soon.
WHO WE ARE
The Nation Agribusiness Development Programme(NADeP) is implemented by the Development and Special Project Division under Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka and it has been funded by a credit facility from the International Fund for Agricultural Development(IFAD). The program collaborates with private sector entities(companies, partnerships and sole properties) or Farmer Based Organizations(FBOs) to undertake partnership ventures in the value chain development and marketing linkages by targeting the small holder agri-producers.
Our main goal is to contribute to poverty eradication and sustainable livelihood improvement of rural poor farming community in Sri Lanka by making them agro-entrepreneurs while preserving the essence of traditional agriculture as well. Further, we assure them a guaranteed price for their precious agri-produce by linking them up with leading agri business companies with the support for on farm development activities which ultimately results in higher productivity and better income at farmer level. In addition, we are linked with the banking sector of Sri Lanka to provide credit facilities to our beneficiaries at concession rate(6.5%) as a further support in our journey of making agro entrepreneurs.
- Grants facilities for on-farm development and infrastructure facilities.
- Micro credit facilities at a lowest interest rate(6.5%) to support working capital(seeds, fertilizer, etc) and fixed assets (machineries, equipments and civil construction etc) for farming and other income generating activities.
- Support for farmer training and development with integrated programs of improved good agricultural practices(GAP) and value addition technology.
- Special attention towards youth and women creating more job opportunities.