Faculty of Agriculture - University of Peradeniya

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Agribusiness Centre (AbC) of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. The AbC is the Faculty Centre for Agribusiness, Entrepreneurship and Career Development. The centre was established in 1997 with the aim of strengthening the relationship between the University and the industry.

We undertake applied research & feasibility studies, conduct training of trainers programmes, carry out entrepreneurship development programmes especially for women to make their role in agriculture more productive, and hold business consultancy clinics for agricultural entrepreneurs. We assist students and the academic staff of the Faculty in commercialising their innovations and providing necessary support to achieving sustainability of their business ventures, once initiated. We strive to provide opportunities that will aid in the professional development of our students to make them strong candidates for national and international job market.

During past 18 years, the Centre has conducted consultancies, training programmes, workshops and field-based research programmes through forging effective linkages with the industry as well as both national and international organizations. The website is designed to provide you with information regarding our past work and potential future collaborations.

The Faculty of Agriculture has its standing as the leader of agriculture education in the country with a highly qualified academic staff. As the Director of the AbC, it is a privilege for me to utilize their expertise for the betterment of the nation.

Thank you for your confidence and future support.

Prof. L.H.P. Gunaratne,
Director, Agribusiness Centre