The agreement of above project was signed between the Agriculture Sector Modernization Project
(ASMP) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Infotechs IDEAS (Pvt) Ltd in Colombo in December 2018.
Policy Research in the Area of Food Safety is one of the Agriculture Policy Research Study themes under
ASMP. The objective is to carry out an in-depth assessment of the Food Safety along the value chain to
identify knowledge gaps, policy and regulatory inconsistencies in the area of Food Safety and to
recommended amendments to the border policies and food act or new policies needed to ensure food
safety and also to make agriculture sector more competitive, responsive to the market demand, while
being sustainable and resilient.
The research study commenced on 31 st December 2018 and anticipated to end on 31 st December 2019.
Presently the project has achieved around 80 % of the project deliverables.