A third of the working population in Sri Lanka still depend on agriculture, which is highly vulnerable to climate change. Crop diversification could be an interesting strategy to adopt. Solutions to raise farm productivity, nutrition research and climate change adaptation are some areas of research collaboration between ICRISAT and Sri Lanka.
4.2 million ha-Area classified as drylands (2/3 of the territory) in Sri Lanka
3 to 4 ton/ha – Yield observed in ICRISAT groundnut variety trials in Sri Lanka