Faculty of Agriculture

University of Peradeniya

Prof. Jeevika Weerahewa

Professor



Official Address :

Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management,
Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

jeevikaw@pdn.ac.lk


Telephone :

+94 81 239 5511


Personal Website :






Jeevika Weerahewa is a Professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. She has a B.Sc. and M.Phil in Agriculture from the University of Peradeniya and a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Guleph, Canada. She has been teaching fundamental and applied courses in Economics with a special focus placed on agriculture and allied fields at the University of Peradeniya since 1987. Her primary research area is Quantitative Policy Analysis and applications are extended to analysis of various economic and distributional impacts of trade, agricultural production and marketing policies. She is a Collaborator of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a Hewlett Fellow of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC), a Fellow of the Canadian Agricultural Trade Policy Research Network (CATPRN) and a Focal Point of the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT).

  • Ph.D. (Agricultural Economics), University of Guelph, Canada, 1996.
    Thesis: Return from Investment under Imperfect Competition: Sri Lankan Tea Research, Promotion and Advertising.
  • M.Phil (Agriculture), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1991.
    Thesis: An Empirical Test of Multiple Objectives vs. Single Objective Decision Making in Farming Systems at Hanguranketa and Walapane Areas: Nuwara Eliya District.
  • B.Sc. (Agriculture), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1986.
    Project Report: Potassium-Magnesium Interactions Affecting Nutrient Uptake by Rice Seedlings
  • Recipient, President's Award for Scientific Publication in the year 2007. Awarded by the President of Sri Lanka, 2014.
  • Focal Point, Asia Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), Thailand, 2009-to date.
  • Fellow, Canadian Agricultural Trade Policy Research Network (CATPRN), 2004-to date.
  • Hewlett Fellow, International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC), 2006-2010.
  • Recipient, Mary Edmund Williams Fellowship offered by the University of Guelph for academic excellence, 1995-1996.
  • Recipient, Scholarship offered by the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan to follow Postgraduate Studies at the University of Guelph, 1991-1996.
  • Scholarship offered by the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan to follow Postgraduate Studies at the University of Guelph, 1991-1996.
  • Mary Edmund Williams Fellowship offered by the University of Guelph for academic excellence, 1995-1996.
  • Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, University of Peradeniya. August 14, 2009.
  • Senior Lecturer (Grade I), Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, University of Peradeniya. February 24, 2003.
  • Senior Lecturer (Grade II), Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, University of Peradeniya. February, 24, 1997.
  • Assistant Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Peradeniya. January 30, 1988.
Visiting Appointments
  • Member of Panel of Teachers, Boards of Studies in Agricultural Economics and Business Administration, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1997-todate.
  • Member of Panel of Teachers, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2011-2012.
  • Associate Graduate Faculty, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2005-2009.
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Farm Animal Production and Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, University of Peradeniya, 2007-todate.
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, 1999-2004.
  • Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Saga University, September 2007.
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Agribusiness Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management, University of Wayamba, Sri Lanka, 1999-2000.
  • Examiner, Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 2001.
  • Quantitative Policy Analysis
Networks
  • Focal Point, Asia Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), Thailand, 2009.
  • Hewlett Fellow, International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC), 2006-2010.
  • Fellow, Canadian Agricultural Trade Policy Research Network (CATPRN), 2004-2010.
Positions
  • Member, Board of Management, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2012
  • Chairperson/ Board of Study in Agricultural Economics. Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2004, 2007-2009, 2012
  • Secretary/ Board of Study in Business Administration. Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2012.
  • Secretary/ Board of Study in Agricultural Economics. Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1998-2003.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya, June 2009-August 2010.
  • Associate Gradua
Books
  • Weerahewa, Jeevika (Ed.) (2009). Economic Growth, Agricultural Trade and Food Security: Five essays on Sri Lanka. Published by IRQUE Project, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. ISBN:978-955-51810-0-6.
Refereed articles (2007-2012)
  • Vyn Richard J., Zahoor Haq, Jeevika Weerahewa, Karl D. Meilke (2012). The Influence of Market Returns and Government Payments on Canadian Farmland Values. Paper conditionally accepted for publication in Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  • Prasada, Pahan, Sarath S Kodithuwakku, Jeevika Weerahewa, Senal Weerasooriya (2012). Do Development Interventions Meet Local Expectations in Post Conflict Recovery? A Case Study in Northern Sri Lanka. Paper accepted for publication in the Borlaug Journal for International Development.
  • Weerahewa, Jeevika, Bimali Wijeratne and DKNG Pushpakumara (2011). Homegardens as a Source of Micro-nutrients:"An Analysis of Food Harvested from Homegardens in Kandy, Kurunegala and Batticoloa Districts in Sri Lanka". Paper accepted for publication in Tropical Agriculturist.
  • Weerahewa, Jeevika and Sarath S. Kodithuwakku (2011). The Impact of the Global Food and Financial Crises on Sri Lanka's Agricultural Sector". South Asian Journal. October-December, pp. 79-107.
  • Weerahewa, Jeevika and Sarath S. Kodithuwakku (2011). "The Global Economic Crises and their Effects on Food and Nutrition Security in Sri Lanka" Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development (JIATD). Vol. 7(1): 1-23.
  • Thamiem, Shanaz, Jeevika Weerahewa, D.K.N.G. Pushpakumara, V.P.Singh (2011). Trade Competitiveness of Agroforestry Products in Sri Lanka. Tropical Agricultural Research. Vol. 22.
  • Weerahewa, Jeevika and Karl Meilke (2009). South Asian Trade Integration: The welfare implications of Export Taxes. Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development. Vol. 5(2): 227-254.
  • Athukorala P.P.A.W., H.M. Gunatilake, S. Dharmasena, L.H.P Gunaratne, and J. Weerahewa. (2009). Estimation of Household Demand for Electricity in Sri Lanka: A Co integration Analysis. Resources Energy and Development. Vol.6(2): 51-66.
  • Rajmohan, K. and J. Weerahewa (2007). Household Energy consumption Patterns in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol. 9(1): 55-81.
  • Weerahewa, Jeevika, Karl Meilke and Danny Le-Roy (2007). An Economic Assessment of the BSE Crisis in Canada: Impacts of Border Closure and BSE Recovery Programs. Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy. Vol. 8(2), pp. 175-200.
  • Wigle, R. J. Weerahewa, M. Bredahl and S.a Samarajeewa (2007). Impacts of BSE on World Trade in Cattle and Beef: Implications for the Canadian Economy. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol. 55, pp. 535-549.
  • Kariyawasam, S., U. Jayasinghe-Mudalige, and J. Weerahewa><(2007). Use of Caswell's Classification on Food Quality Attributes to Assess Consumer Perceptions Towards Fresh Milk in Tetra-Packed Containers, The Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Vol 3 (1), pp. 43-54.
Book Chapters (2007-2012)
  • Karunagoda, Kamal; Samaratunga, Parakrama; Sharma, Ramesh; Weerahewa, Jeevika (2011). Sri Lanka agricultural trade policy issues. In. Articulating and mainstreaming agricultural trade policy and support measures. Published by the Food and Agricultural Organization:Rome. Edited by  Sharma, Ramesh; Jamie Morrison, Jamie.
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i2305e/i2305e14.pdf
  • Jeevika Weerahewa, Sarath S. Kodithuwakku, Anoma Ariyawardana (2010). Case Study #7-11, "The Fertilizer Subsidy Program in Sri Lanka". In: Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Fuzhi Cheng (editors), "Food Policy for Developing Countries: Case Studies. 12 pp.
    URL: http://cip.cornell.edu/dns.gfs/1289505412
  • Weerahewa, Jeevika (2010). Market Supply and Demand, Marketing opportunities and Consumer Preferences for Indigenous Animal Products. In Indigenous Animal Genetic Resources in Sri Lanka; Status , Potential and Opportunities. Edited by Pradeepa Silva. ISBN 976-955-589-120-2. pp79-103.
  • Weerahewa, Jeevika (2010). Impacts of Trade Liberalization and Market Reforms on the Paddy-Rice Sector in Sri Lanka. In Liberalizing Food grains Markets; Experience, Impact and Lessons from South Asia. Edited by A. Ganesh-Kumar, Davesh Roy and Ashok Gulati and publish by Oxford University Press, New Delhi. ISBN-13:978-0-19-806695-8. ISBN-10:0-19-806695-3. pp.151-188.
  • Weerahewa, Jeevika and Sunil Thrikawala (2008). Impacts of Global Rice and Agricultural Market Liberalisation on the Sri Lankan Economy . In Global Rice and Agricultural Trade Liberalization. Poverty and Welfare Implications for South Asia. Edited by Mohommad A. Razzaque and Edwin Lourent and published by Commonwealth Secretariat, London, United Kingdom. ISBN: 978-0-85092-861-7. pp.185-217.
  • Weerahewa, Jeevika and Pahan Prasada (2007). The Presence of Spatial Bias in the Causality of Child Malnutrition in Sri Lanka. In Poverty, Poverty Alleviation, and Social Disadvantage: Analysis, Case Studies and Policies: edited by Clem Tisdale and published by Serials Publications, New Delhi. India. ISBN: 978-81-8387-111-2. pp. 672-687.
  • Weerahewa, Jeevika., Sarath Kodithuwakku and Darshana Udayanganie (2007). Agricultural Diversification in Sri Lanka. In Agricultural diversification and smallholders in South Asia by PK Joshi, Ashok Gulati and Ralph Cummings. Academic Foundation. New Delhi, India. ISBN-10: 81-7188-551-9 and ISBN-13: 978-81-7188-551-9. pp. 319-344.
  • Weerahewa, Jeevika., Sarath Kodithuwakku and Darshana Udayanganie (2007). Agricultural Diversification in Sri Lanka. In Agricultural diversification and smallholders in South Asia by PK Joshi, Ashok Gulati and Ralph Cummings. Academic Foundation. New Delhi, India. ISBN-10: 81-7188-551-9 and ISBN-13: 978-81-7188-551-9. pp. 319-344.
  • Weerahewa, Jeevika (2005). Liberalization of Agricultural Trade and Oligopsony: Needed Policy Responses for the Paddy Sector in Sri Lanka. In Globalization and World Economic Policies: Studies Highlighting Effects and Policy Responses of Nations and Policy Groups, Edited by Clem Tisdell, Serials Publications, New Delhi, India. ISBN: 81-86771-81-6 Vol. 1, pp. 591-604.
  • Weerahewa Jeevika and Anoma Ariyawardena (2003). Impact of WTO on Women Workers in Sri Lanka. In Veena Jha (eds.) Trade, Globalization and Gender. United Nations Development Fund for Women in collaboration with UNCTAD, ISBN 0-912917-85-7, pp. 327-392
  • Weerahewa, J. and S.M. Chandrakanthi (2002). Did Economic Growth Benefit the Poor in Sri Lanka. In H.M. Gunatilake and N. Sanderatne (eds.) Essays in Development Issues. Felicitation Volume for Prof. T. Jogaratnam, Sri Lankan Agricultural Economics Association, Sri Lanka. ISBN 955-589-052-8. pp. 51-66.
Scientific Communications
  • Jayalath, K.V.N.N and Weerahewa, J. (2014). Tariff Endogenity: Effect of Export Price of Desiccated Coconuts on Edible Oil Market in Sri Lanka Tropical Agricultural Research. (Forthcoming).
  • Korale-Gedara, Pradeepa, Jeevika Weerahewa, Gamini Pushpakumara, and Sarath S. Kodithuwakku (2013). Commercial Orientation and its Effects on Plant Diversity in Homegardens: An Empirical Investigation of Rural Households in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol. 14/15(1): 17-42.
  • Doulagala, C. Weerahewa J., Marambe B., Pushpakumara G., Silva P., Punyawardena P., Premalal S., Miah G., Roy J. and Jana S. (2013). Socio-Economic Characteristics of Farmers Influencing Adaptation to Climate Change: Empirical results from selected homegardens in South Asia with emphasis on commercial orientation. Sri Lanka Journal of Advanced Social Studies. 2(2). pp. 71-90.
  • Weerahewa, Jeevika, Chamila Rajapasksh, Gamini Pushpakumara (2013). An Analysis of Consumer Demand for Fruits in Sri Lanka: 1980-2010. Appetite. Volume 60(1): 252-258.
  • Abeykoon, MNDF, J. Weerahewa and GLLP Silva (2012). Determinants of Market Participation of Indigenous Poultry Farmers: A Case Study in Anuradhapura District in Sri Lanka. Tropical Agricultural Research. 24(4):347-361.
  • Pushpakumara, D.K.NG. Marambe, B., Silva, G.L.L.P., Weerahewa, J. and Punyawardena, B.V.R. (2012) A review of research on homegardens in Sri Lanka: the status, importance and future perspective. Tropical Agriculturist 160: 55-124.
  • Vyn Richard J., Zahoor Haq, Jeevika Weerahewa, Karl D. Meilke (2012). The Influence of Market Returns and Government Payments on Canadian Farmland Values. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics pp. 37(2): 199-212.
  • Weerahewa, Jeevika, Bimali Wijeratne and DKNG Pushpakumara (2011). Homegardens as a Source of Micro-nutrients:"An Analysis of Food Harvested from Homegardens in Kandy, Kurunegala and Batticoloa Districts in Sri Lanka". Tropical Agriculturist. 159: 107-134.
  • Weerahewa, Jeevika and Sarath S. Kodithuwakku (2011). "The Impact of the Global Food and Financial Crises on Sri Lanka's Agricultural Sector". South Asian Journal. October-December, pp. 79-107.
  • Weerahewa, Jeevika and Sarath S. Kodithuwakku (2011). "The Global Economic Crises and their Effects on Food and Nutrition Security in Sri Lanka" Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development (JIATD). Vol. 7(1): 1-23.
  • Thamiem, Shanaz, Jeevika Weerahewa, D.K.N.G. Pushpakumara, V.P.Singh (2011). Trade Competitiveness of Agroforestry Products in Sri Lanka. Tropical Agricultural Research. Vol. 22.
Editorial Work
  • Editor-in-chief, Sri Lankan Journal of Agricultural Economics. 2012, 2013, 2014.