Sri Lanka Organic Product

Sri Lanka maintains a reputation in organic crop production and exports different varieties of organic products adhering to international standards. For over a decade, Sri Lanka had exported a range of organically certified products.

Organic Agriculture in world during the past decade shows a positive growth. As an example USA and Canada are having rapidly growing Organic Food market of 20% and Europe is having 7.8% per year.

Sri Lanka, after its pioneering move in introducing organically certified tea to the world market,

The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements(IFOAM) provides guidelines that have been widely adopted by countries for organic production and processing.

Possible for Sri lanka Products

  • Indigenous knowledge/ management practices of our farmers to contribute to the sustainable agriculture
  • Compliance with the green concept with a minimal impact to the environment
  • Diverse climatic conditions within the country that enabling to cultivate arange of organic products from tropical to temperate.
  • Reputation built up as a supplier of quality products.
  • Available supply of local resources to enhance production
  • Flexible operation (out-grower schemes, short-term employment labour)
  • Skilled labour
  • Compliance with the International Standards

Future Opportunities

  • Increasing global demand
  • Expanding new markets
  • Value addedorganic products for export

 Sri Lankan Organic Products

  • Tea
  • Coconut based Products
  • Spices
  • Pepper
  • Cardamom
  • Cloves
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Vanilla and extracts,
  • Medicinal Herbs
  • Essential Oils and Extracts
  • Tubers and Vegetables
  • Coffee
  • Cocoa
  • Fruits
  • Pineapple
  • Papaya
  • Banana
  • Lime
  • Mango
  • Fruit Juice
  • Rice
  • Cashew
  • Processed Products
  • Wild Harvest
  • Kithul Treacle
  • Jaggery
  • Bee Products

 

Different of Sri Lanka organic products

  • Indigenous knowledge / management practices of the farmers to contribute towards sustainable agriculture.
  • Compliance with the green concept with minimal impact on the environment.
  • Diverse climatic conditions within the country that enable cultivation of a range of products from tropical to temperate.
  • Reputation as a supplier of quality products.
  • Available supply of local resources to enhance production.
  • Flexible operation (out-grower schemes, short- term employment).
  • Skilled labour.
  • Compliance with International Standards.

Export Markets

  • USA
  • Germany
  • France
  • Japan
  • UK
  • The Netherlands
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Belgium
  • Austria

Organic Certification

Organic regulations are formulated based on guidelines or basic standards provided by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and Codex Alimentarius.

Presently, there are seven international certification agencies operating in the country, as external inspection or/and certification bodies as listed below

  • Control Union (SKAL, Netherlands)
  • Institute for Market Ecology – IMO, Switzerland
  • NASAA, Australia
  • Naturland, Germany
  • EcoCert, Germany
  • Demeter and BioSuisse, Switzerland
  • Organic Farmers and Growers Ltd, United Kingdom

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