Be the most effciant of communications and facilities in the cashew sector.
Expansion of cultivated area in the Island using improoved varities with most appropriate agricultural systems and enterpreneur development while sustaining the two way communication.
Cashew represents a diversification crop option for the dry districts of Sri Lanka. Keeping in mind, the particular needs of the small scale farmers in the rural areas. They are provided with the following services by the Sri Lanka Cashew Corporation.
1. Cultivation under subsidy scheme.
(a) Bud-grafted plants
Total package – 80 plants/per acre
– 3 years.
– Rs. 9,500/per acre
(Inducing Plants, fertilizer and allowance for agricultural practices)
(b) Seedling plants
Total package – 40 plants/per acre
– 5 years.
– Rs. 3,500/per acre
(Including Plants, fertilizer and allowance for agricultural practices)
½ acre to 5 acres
Ownership of the land to be established
Land suitable for cashew cultivation
2. Home Garden Project-
To fulfill the domestic needs.
5-10 plants /per Farmer family.
3. Awareness programs and Farmer Training
Training of farmers by extension staff on advanced technology on cashew cultivation.
4. Follow-up programmes
After planting, monitoring, necessary advice is given by the extension staff.
5. Purchasing of Raw-nuts
During the harvesting season, raw cashew is purchased by extension staff at the farmers gate at a fair price.
6. Cottage Processing
Training is provided to establish cottage level processing units as well.