Processed Foods & Beverages is a priority sector identified through the National Export Strategy. This was collectively formulated by private and public-sector stakeholders and is widely welcomed across the processed food & beverages industry in Sri Lanka. The objective of the processed food and beverages strategy for Sri Lanka is to create an enabling environment for the food processing industry to realize its potential and benefit the country’s image by providing innovative, sustainable and value-added food solutions. Achieving this ambitious objective will depend on the ability of the industry to implement the activities defined in this strategy.
The Processed Food and Beverages Strategy will focus on facilitating increased availability of raw materials, improving & modernising food safety controls and reinforcing national branding for the processed foods & beverages sector. This will seek to provide a solid foundation for the growth of the industry and will assist Sri Lanka in achieving the status of an innovative food processing hub servicing many regions.
The following is a delineation of the proposed vision and strategic approach for increased private sector development. This vision statement was agreed upon by all stakeholders in the processed food and beverages value chain in Sri Lanka.
“To become a competitive export processing hub for innovative, sustainable and value-added food solutions”