The vision of the University of Peradeniya

The vision of the University of Peradeniya is to be a centre of excellence in higher education with national and international standing while its mission is to contribute to the development of a knowledge-based society with social sensitivity, ethical rectitude and economic prosperity through education, research, dissemination of knowledge and active participation in national policy formulation and development in an efficiently managed, intellectually stimulating and harmonious university environment.

The mission of the Faculty of Agriculture

The mission of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka is to strive for excellence in education, research and outreach in the agriculture sector, for sustainable development.

In this context the Agribusiness Centre paves the way to utilize the expertise and resources in the Faculty of Agriculture to fulfill the needs of the industrial and services sectors. Accordingly, AbC intends to carryout outreach activities in a vast array of fields including,

  • Establish and run business counseling services for all individual entrepreneurs, groups and associated service organizations
  • Design and run demand driven training programmes for trainers and entrepreneurs (agricultural and nonagricultural)
  • Liaise with other organizations to improve agribusiness service delivery systems
  • Provide training opportunities for young persons to identify business ideas and develop these into actual enterprises

In addition the centre involves in training and career development activities,

  • To teach agriculture students basics of entrepreneurial skills, industrial relations and career development skills
  • To help undergraduates to develop business ideas to transform these into actual enterprises and thus provide opportunities for self help projects
  • Maintain a database of all graduates of the faculty in collaboration with Dean’s Office in order to track their career mobility
  • To develop a positive attitude among youth and wider community towards entrepreneurship
  • To provide awareness for mid-career professionals on various technical aspects where academics serve as resource persons
  • Establish and run business counseling services for all individual entrepreneurs, groups and associated service organizations
  • Design and run demand driven training programmes for trainers and entrepreneurs (agricultural and nonagricultural)
  • Liaise with other organizations to improve agribusiness service delivery systems
  • Provide training opportunities for young persons to identify business ideas and develop these into actual enterprises