KAVERI KALA MANRAM IS PROMOTING AGRIPRENEURSHIP TO BUID OUR NATION
Agripreneurship is defined as generally sustainable, community oriented, directly marketed agriculture. Sustainable agriculture denotes a holistic, system-oriented approach to farming that focuses on the interrelations of the social, economic and environmental process . Simply stated, Agripreneurship means entrepreneurship in the broad field of agriculture for young people. Kaveri Kala Manram is involving agriculture development during last ten year in small scale through irrigation development & coconut plantation with 827 water coconut projects accrues the country. KKM’s one of the new key strategies will being on Agripreneurship empowerment & it will be implementing since October 2019 towards next five years.
KKM Agripreneurship empowerment program will reach 12,000 youths across the Sri Lanka & it will be achieving following UN -SDG 2030 by its activities.
Agriculture is the lifeblood of the economy in most developing countries, and food processing accelerates agricultural production and promotes sustainable agricultural intensification Therefore, more attention needs to be paid for the development of youth entrepreneurship in food producing , processing, preserving and packaging of the agricultural products. Food is often grown in huge quantity that cannot be consumed at a time and needs to be processed to store it for a prolonged period. Attention should be given to value addition , Value chain and export of the processed food in order to enhance its shelf life, to make food available whole year and for the availability of more variety.