About Agribusiness & Marketing Department(ABM)

Mandate

The mandate of the Department is as following:

  • Promote the processing, packaging and storage of agricultural produce to reduce post-harvest losses
  • Develop cottage size processing industries
  • Support the adoption of on-farm processing and storage structures to reduce post –harvest losses
  • Promote the processing, packaging and storage of agricultural produce to reduce post-harvest losses
  • The develop market infrastructure to promote access to market by stakeholders
  • Develop improved preservation techniques and quality enhancement processes for domestic and export markets
  • Develop agricultural market infrastructure (marketing and trading centre, storage facilities, etc)

Structure

The Department is structured as follows:

  1. Agro-Processing and Post –harvest Management Division
  2. Investment and Market Development D
  3. Agribusiness Development D
  4. Staple Crop Processing Zones Development and Management Support Services D
  5. Quality Control D
  6. Agricultural Produce Handling, Preservation and Conditioning