There are around 55 identified traditional and indigenous yams and tuber crop species in Sri Lanka and they grow in almost all parts of the country. The specialty of traditional yams is that they are easier to grow and can withstand unfavorable harsh climate conditions. As they can endure such soil and climate conditions, they require relatively less agricultural input, thereby leading to lesser agricultural expenses.
As a country with a rich history of a predominantly agrarian society, cultivating and farming is an integral part of Sri Lanka. The island of Sri Lanka is located near the equator and thereby benefits from tropical climate conditions perfect for farming. Having realized that these climate and soil conditions are ideal for the cultivation of fruits and vegetables, our ancestors cultivated legumes, fruits and vegetables for their daily consumption. Today, as a major exporter of tropical fruit and vegetable varieties, Sri Lanka has marked its presence in global markets, serving exotic varieties to consumers worldwide.
Sri Lanka is home to 111 species of aquarium fish (which are also known as ornamental fish) living in freshwater and marine habitats; thus, Sri Lanka holds a reputation as a supplier of high-quality fish to the international market and has had a steady expansion of its trade spanning more than 125 countries. The ornamental fish exports consist of 70% of freshwater ornamentals and 30% of marine ornamentals.
A major buzzword revered by healthy-eating enthusiasts, superfoods refer to food packed with exceptional levels of nutrients that contribute to overall health and wellbeing. Superfoods most commonly used in western recipes include kale, blueberries, flax seeds, pistachios, hazelnuts etc that are not locally found in Sri Lanka. Yet, this in no way means that Sri Lanka doesn’t have superfoods.
Canton Fair will be held from 15th April to 04th November 2022 at Canton Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China. The EDB in collaboration with Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing and Sri Lanka Consulate General in Shanghai, China is making arrangements to organize Sri Lanka’s participation at Canton Fair 2022.
Korea Import Goods (IGF) Trade Fair 2022 will be held in June- July October 2022 The EDB in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Seoul, Republic of Korea will be organizing Sri Lanka’s participation at the Event
15th Seoul Food & Hotel Show will be held from 07th - 10th July October 2022 The EDB in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Seoul, Republic of Korea will be organizing Sri Lanka’s participation at the Event
160th Certificate Course in Import and Export Procedures for exporters and importers to expand their knowledge on import export procedure.
Sri Lanka Export Development Board in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Missions in selected markets will be organizing Sri Lanka’s participation at the following trade fairs during the year 2022.
Export Development Board together with the Department of Export Agriculture (DOEA) wishes to extend a cordial invitation to islandwide cinnamon industry stakeholders (growers, processors, traders and exporters) to become members of the Ceylon Cinnamon GI Association (CCGIA) to share the benefits of promoting Cinnamon as the first GI product of Sri Lanka.