Monday, March 08, 2010

Sri Lankan Farmers to Become Business Savvy with the Help of the UN

Nearly 58,000 farming households in Sri Lanka are expected to receive benefits from a United Nations-funded program that is designed to improve their livelihoods, boost their incomes and enhance their participation in the marketing and selling of their products.

Among many of the program's ambitious goals, is the the ability to increase the incomes of smallholder farmers by 20 to 30 percent, and "provide business expertise so that farmers can take part in joint ventures as equal partners with the private sector" says a representative of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

To learn more about this and other project currently being taken on by the United Nations check out the following article.

- Tiffanie Depew

SOURCE: UN News Centre