The Agribusiness Centre (AbC) is the main outreach arm of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Peradeniya. The centre was established in 1997 with the aim of reinforcing the linkages between the university, and the private and public sector organizations. It brings together university academics and decision-makers from diverse industry organizations including producers, manufacturers, marketers, policymakers, and service providers. The centre conducts consultancies, training programmes, workshops and field-based research programmes through effective linkages with national and international organizations. The AbC is managed by Management and Coordinating committees, chaired by the Dean/Faculty of Agriculture. The centre is administered by a Director. The Management committee consists of representatives of Central Bank of Sri Lanka; Export Development Board; Industrial Development Board; National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka; Central Province Womens Chamber of Commerce; Sarvodaya; Department of Production Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya; Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture and Heads of the departments of the Faculty of Agriculture.
Topic- “How to conquer the industry being an Agriculture graduate”
Date- 20th January 2023
Audience- All final-year undergraduate students
Key guest speaker- Mr. Rushdi Hadhi,
Manager- NFORCE, Career Guidance, NSBM Green University
Professional Trainer, L&D EnthusiastRead More
Topic- “The promise of social ventures in a crisis period”
Date - 28th June 2022
Number of Participants- 45 Students
Key guest speaker - Dr. Lalith Welamadage, Chief Executive Officer, Lanka Social Ventures LtdRead More
A Meeting with Mr. Lal Perera, Director General of Plantation Human Development Trust ( PHDT) under the project of " Food Security and Food Value Chains in the Plantations (Phase 01 )" was successfully held at the Agribusiness Centre on 2nd of May, 2023. Prof. D.V.P Prasada, Prof. Gamini Hitinayake, Prof. W.A.U. Vitharana , Dr. S.H.N.P. De Silva and Ms. R.M.S. Wijerathna participated representing the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. Mr. Narada Wijerathna , regional director of Hatton and Mr. Mahesh Wanigasooriya, regional director of Kandy also participated representing PHDT. Mrs. Evangelyn Perera participated for this occasion representing Ethical Tea Partnership. PHDT, ETP and agribusiness center discussed the plans for piloting the above project and scheduled the field visits to Hatton, Nawalapitiya and Thalawakele sites.
A Meeting with Mr. Lal Perera, Director General of Plantation Human Development Trust ( PHDT) under the project of " Food Security and Food Value Chains in the Plantations (Phase 01 )" was successf.. Read More