CARP is an agricultural research body that promotes socio-economic development in Sri Lanka. Its role is to strengthen and mobilise the research capabilities of the national agricultural research system, universities and private sector. The council formulates agricultural research policy and identifies sub-sectoral policy perspectives. In order to facilitate research, the council has set up national committees based on different themes including socio-economics and policy analysis, plant protection and plant breeding and biotechnology.
Key areas of research include:
agro forestry/forestry/agricultural systems
socio-economic policy issues and marketing
environmental control agriculture
inland fisheries and water resources management, micro-irrigation
CARP has several databases including an agricultural database system of national agricultural statistics including crop production, livestock, fertiliser usage and pesticides, demographic data, climatic data and agro-ecological maps.
The website contains information about journals available from the centre’s electronic library, a list of CARPs’ publications and information about seminars and workshops.