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Smallholder Tea and Rubber Revitalization Project

The overall goal of the project is to improve food security, increase incomes and strengthen the resilience of poor rural people in Sri Lanka. The project's development objective is to ensure that smallholders' economic activities in tea and rubber become more productive, profitable and resilient. The IFAD-funded project will benefit approximately 32,000 smallholder households.

Poverty is primarily a rural phenomenon, and 80 per cent of Sri Lanka's population resides in rural areas. The government's strategic direction for agriculture is to achieve a sustained improvement in production through increased productivity and market competitiveness.

The project will achieve its objectives by:

  • Promoting better organization among smallholders to effectively and sustainably produce and market tea
  • Supporting smallholders to improve rubber production and processing and better link to markets
  • Facilitating smallholders' access to rural financing for both green tea and rubber production and development

The project area will cover eight districts in central and southern Sri Lanka: Galle, Matara, Badulla, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya for tea cultivation, Moneragala and Ampara for rubber cultivation and Ratnapura for tea and rubber processing.

The project will ensure that smallholders are the key decision-makers in project activities. A "value chain" approach will be adopted, in which relevant activities will be identified and links made along the commercial chain from production to processing to marketing.

The project's support for tea replanting and intercropping is meant to increase yields from tea as well as from appropriate inter-crops such as pepper. On average, a household's production benefits are expected by almost fivefold. Smallholders planting rubber will be able to benefit from a steady income from latex. The project will contribute to institutional sustainability at the village level by strengthening tea and rubber cooperatives and linking them with private sector partners.


Source: IFAD

Status: Ongoing

Country

Sri Lanka

Approval Date

17 December 2015

Duration

2015 - 2022

Sector

Marketing/Storage/Processing

Total Project Cost

US$ 65.4 million

IFAD Financing

US$ 25.76 million

Co-financiers (Domestic)

Domestic Financing Institutions US$ 3.25 million

National Government US$ 32.76 million

Beneficiaries US$ 3.61 million

Financing terms

Blend

Project ID

1100001731

Project Contact

Tarek Hanafy Selim Kotb


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