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Sri Lanka – National Policy for Urban Agriculture after ‘Family Business Garden’ Initiatives


PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Thilak T. Ranasinghe (See next page.)

Sri Lanka National Agriculture Policy Documents

Statement – 29 (2003)
Implement a special urban agriculture promotion
program designed to ensure supply of home
consumption needs and environmental protection.

Statement – 17 (2007)
17.1 Promote home-gardening and urban agriculture
to enhance household nutrition and income
17.2 Promote women’s participation in home-gardening.

Government Programme for Promotion of Home Gardening – 2007 (Let us Cultivate to Uplift the Nation)

1. Rural and urban home-gardens
2. School gardens
3. Home-gardens of school children
4. Gardens and model farms in office premises
5. Gardens in security forces camps
6. Private home-gardens of state officials
7. Gardens in office premises of the private institutions
8. Home-gardens of public representatives

See Dr. Thilak T. Ranasinghe’s well-illustrated Powerpoint presentation describing the concept of Family Business Garden (FBG) in the field of urban agriculture and the urban-rural continuum in Sri Lanka.

Here is the complete PowerPoint presentation. (Large download 6.6 MB)

Also see: Family Business Gardens: Agricultural Options in Remodeling & Modernising Tsunami Devastated Townships in Sri Lanka (.doc file)
by Dr. Thilak T. Ranasinghe, Director of Agriculture (Western) Sri Lanka


1 JasonH { 08.21.09 at 12:29 am }

3 precepts; Live & take = tourist/terrorist
Grow your own needs = squatter
Improve the environment = paying rent on your planet.
If you want to breath, grow a tree. Responsibility = trying your damndest to grow your needs and improve the extended environment. Nothing else is honourable.

2 janaka Priyashantha { 05.17.11 at 2:11 am }

This web is help full page. it is very relevant to the present scenario.

3 Ajith Ranasinghe { 12.26.11 at 4:00 am }

CIC Agribusinesses pvt ltd is the most workable company with the Urban Agriculture Development under the topic of HUMINITY. Today they are developing dimostration urban agriculture blocks in the city of colombo. and also continue home gardening and landscaping with edible crops. so the web page will help for introduce to the world.

4 Sherryl { 06.25.12 at 9:34 pm }

I enjoyed the fact that this is for physical and mental well being, not just food production.