Improving Safety and Quality

of the Sri Lankan fruits and vegetables

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This website serves as a repository of information and documentation related to the Fruit and Vegetable Sector (FFV) in Sri Lanka with focus on Quality and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS).

About the Project

The Ceylon Chambers of Commerce (CCC), the International Trade Centre (ITC) with the support of the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) are partnering with the Department of Agriculture (DOA), The National Agribusiness Council (NAC) and the Lanka Fruit and Vegetables Producers , Processors and Exporters Association (LFVPPEA) and relevant private and public stakeholders in Sri Lanka to contribute to:

“Improve the safety and quality of the Sri Lankan Fruits and Vegetables”(STDF 354)

Objectives

Objective 1: Build and sustain the competence of public and private stakeholders to comply with quality and food safety international requirements

Objective 2: Improve the international, regional and national market opportunities of selected value chains of fresh fruit and vegetables

This website “SPSSriLanka” is a mean to contribute to the above objectives.

It disseminates project updates and progress, communication about training programmes, the training materials developed, the survey reports, the contact details of relevant institutes.

News Update

Chinese consumers prefer imported produce

chinesesupPolluted soil concerns Chinese consumers, leading to some shoppers paying more attention to fresh produces' country of origin rather than its price. Since a 2008 scandal in which toxic melamine in formula milk killed six babies and hospitalized some 54,000, Chinese consumers have grown increasingly wary of locally

Updated Date : 14-08-16
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DNA of banana fungus unravelled for more sustainable banana crops

banana5An international consortium led by scientists from Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) has unravelled the DNA of Pseudocercospora fijiensis, the fungus that causes the much-feared black Sigatoka disease in bananas. The findings provide leads for increasing the sustainability of banana cultivation, for instance through the development of

Updated Date : 14-08-16
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