More than 800,000 metric tons of fruits, veggies by Lanka

More than 800,000 metric tons of fruits, veggies by Lanka

Sri Lanka produces more than 800,000 metric tons of fresh fruit and vegetables annually while around 90 per cent of her processed food is being exported to the European Union market.

In addition, Sri Lanka is utilizing improved techniques in crop cultivation, especially under poly tunnels. Optimum input application, pest and disease control, post-harvest management and quality packaging are other features of our food production sector, Export Development Board Directoress Jeevani Siriwardena said.She was addressing joint talks between Maldives and Sri Lankan business delegations earlier this week.

Siriwardena added that Sri Lanka had received quality certificates, such as, ISO 22000,ISO 9001: 2000,ISO 14001, Halal, Kosher, SKAL, BRC, FDA and Global GAP for export products in the form of footwear and leather, sea food, ceramics, coir products, ornamental fish, fruits and vegetables, boat/ship building, plastic products, horticulture, activated carbon, printing, toys and gifts, wooden products and electrical and electronics goods.