Building a Stronger Nation
The mission of the Board is to implement programs that call for active participatory involvement and skills development of beneficiaries in the fields of agriculture, livestock development, and other areas to make for economic independence and to wean them away from the culture of dependence. Initially, the institution operated as a facilitator and coordinating body to foreign-funded projects. Since 1978, the NFPB has been directly implementing various community development activities aiming to alleviate poverty among the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in Sri Lanka.
Currently NFPB is engaged in the production of value added food products, extruded cereal products, purchasing of grains from farmers, underutilized fruits drinks which are produced using ingredients in the country. Also, to assure both local food producers and customers a market chain has been developing over the island. These chains pave the way on availability of local and indigenous food at a reasonable price for customers and enhance the income of food producers.
National Food Promotion Board has been conducting varies projects to fit the scope of government vision toward 2025, Gramashakthi, Gamperaliya as well the Agriculture Ministry's concept of " Api wawalai -Api kanne
Uplifting the Nutritious Status
Mr. Buddika Iddamalagoda, Chairman
National Food Promotion Board
Hon. Minister Mahinda Amaraweera
Ministry of Agriculture
Mr. K.D.S Ruwanchandra, Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture.
Generation of the economic independence and self-confidence through the implementation of the Programmes for re-establishment of the Dignity of the farmers and less privileged persons.