Improving Safety and Quality

of the Sri Lankan fruits and vegetables

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This website serves as a repository of information and documentation related to the Fruit and Vegetable Sector (FFV) in Sri Lanka with focus on Quality and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS).

About the Project

The Ceylon Chambers of Commerce (CCC), the International Trade Centre (ITC) with the support of the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) are partnering with the Department of Agriculture (DOA), The National Agribusiness Council (NAC) and the Lanka Fruit and Vegetables Producers , Processors and Exporters Association (LFVPPEA) and relevant private and public stakeholders in Sri Lanka to contribute to:

“Improve the safety and quality of the Sri Lankan Fruits and Vegetables”(STDF 354)


Objective 1: Build and sustain the competence of public and private stakeholders to comply with quality and food safety international requirements

Objective 2: Improve the international, regional and national market opportunities of selected value chains of fresh fruit and vegetables

This website “SPSSriLanka” is a mean to contribute to the above objectives.

It disseminates project updates and progress, communication about training programmes, the training materials developed, the survey reports, the contact details of relevant institutes.

News Update

Difficult to change conventional banana market towards organic

Banabio2 1The UK is a potential and interesting market for us, but for now it's only just starting. We notice that there is interest for Ecuadorian organic and fair trade bananas, however, it's difficult to get it all going. We aren't just looking for customers, but looking for customers that want to establish a partnership”, explains Francisco Riera

Updated Date : 22-06-16
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Onion price on the up

oniongoodSame as last year, onions everywhere go on the market at the end of May. Garlic and onions have a pricing season every three to four years. In 2014, that price dropped sharply to 0.35RMB/500g, leading to a reduction of the total Chinese cultivation area for onions by 30% in 2015. Production decreased and prices incre

Updated Date : 22-06-16
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