Sri Lanka

Food policies and nutrition transition in Sri Lanka: Historical trends, political regimes, and options for interventions
Weerahewa, Jeevika; Wijetunga, Chatura Sewwandi; Babu, Suresh Chandra; Atapattu, Nihal. Washington, DC 2018

Collection: /p15738coll2
Series: IFPRI Discussion Paper No.: 1727
Record type: Discussion paper
Keywords: food policies; nutritional status; food consumption; political economy; governance
Countries: SRI LANKA; SOUTH ASIA; ASIA
Language: English
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IFPRI descriptor: IFPRI1; 2 Promoting Healthy Diets and Nutrition for all
Date created: 2018-05-23
Subtitle:
orcida: 0000-0002-8706-2516
Resource URL: http://ebrary.ifpri.org/utils/getdownloaditem/collection/p15738coll2/id/132683/filename/132683.pdf/mapsto/pdf
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In this paper we look at Sri Lanka’s food and nutrition policies from a historical perspective to identify the intervention options for addressing the country’s current food security and nutrition challenges.
Building resilience for food systems in postwar communities case study and lessons from northern Sri Lanka
Pathmanathan, Hamsha; Babu, Suresh Chandra; Pal, Chandrashri. Washington, D.C. 2017

Collection: /p15738coll2
Series: IFPRI Discussion Paper No.: 1644
Record type: Discussion paper
Keywords: resilience; food systems; organizational capacity;
Countries: SRI LANKA; SOUTH ASIA; ASIA
Language: English
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IFPRI descriptor: Open Access; CRP2; IFPRI1; C Improving markets and trade; E Building Resilience; Capacity Strengthening
Date created: 2017-05-19
Subtitle:
orcida: 0000-0002-8706-2516
Resource URL: http://ebrary.ifpri.org/utils/getdownloaditem/collection/p15738coll2/id/131187/filename/131187.pdf/mapsto/pdf
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Prolonged civil wars can have long-lasting adverse effects on food systems, leading to poverty and food insecurity. Overcoming food insecurity and land inequality is particularly difficult because of the highly politicized nature of conflict. This paper builds on the existing literature on food sovereignty to ensure sustainable livelihoods and community ownership of a resilient food system. We identify components of community food security to be strengthened in a post war reconstruction context. We study the impacts of the civil war on food and land administration systems, farmer struggles and current transitional justice process in relation to community food security in the Northern and Eastern Provinces in Sri Lanka and identify the technological, institutional, organizational, and infrastructural setbacks caused by conflict. It explores how such setbacks could be rectified and a resilient food system could be built in the postwar scenario.

Agricultural transformation in Sri Lanka:
policy implications and way forward

Rao, P. Parthasarathy; Babu, Suresh Chandra; Weerahewa, Jeevika; Joshi, Pramod Kumar. New Delhi, India 2017

Collection: /p15738coll2
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Record type: Brief
Keywords: subsistence farming; market economies; innovation adoption
Countries: SRI LANKA; EAST ASIA; ASIA
Language: English
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IFPRI descriptor: IFPRI1
Date created: 2017-05-26
Subtitle:
orcida: 0000-0002-8706-2516; 0000-0002-9637-1767
Resource URL: http://ebrary.ifpri.org/utils/getdownloaditem/collection/p15738coll2/id/131227/filename/131227.pdf/mapsto/pdf
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Sri Lanka continues to experience strong economic growth over the recent years. In the food and agriculture sector, however, there are several conspicuous policy changes that require attentive analysis. Also, since 2008, agriculture growth slowed down due to drought and weak global demand which affected exports and trade. This brief takes stock of key food and agricultural indicators and provides key recommendations to further expedite the transformation of the sector. Sri Lanka has come a long way in terms of agricultural transformation, moving from subsistence- based agrarian economy towards early integration stage. But further progress towards market- oriented industrialized agriculture will crucially depend on the policy, institutional, and technological innovations that are designed and implemented by the Government. The government of Sri Lanka has been pursuing large-scale reconstruction and development projects to achieve higher growth by developing small and medium enterprises and to increase agricultural productivity.
The 1.5 billion people question: Food, vouchers, or cash transfers?
Alderman, Harold, ed.; Gentilini, Ugo,ed.; Yemtsov, Ruslan, ed.. Washington, D.C. 2017

Collection: /p15738coll5
Series:
Record type: Book
Keywords: food aid; public distribution system; food security
Countries: EGYPT; ARAB COUNTRIES; MIDDLE EAST; NORTH AFRICA; AFRICA; INDIA; SOUTH ASIA; ASIA; INDONESIA; SOUTH EAST ASIA; MEXICO; LATIN AMERICA; NORTH AMERICA; SRI LANKA; USA
Language: English
Dataset files: https://doi.org/10.1596/978-1-4648-1087-9
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1596/978-1-4648-1087-9
DOIA: 10.1596/978-1-4648-1087-9
IFPRI descriptor: IFPRI5; CRP2; E Building Resilience; F Strengthening institutions and governance
Date created: 2017-10-10
Subtitle:
orcida: 0000-0001-8019-6397
Resource URL: http://ebrary.ifpri.org/utils/getdownloaditem/collection/p15738coll5/id/5961/filename/5961.pdf/mapsto/pdf
DOI : 10.1596/978-1-4648-1087-9
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This book addresses the thorny and fascinating question of how food and voucher programs, despite theory and evidence generally favoring cash, remain relevant, have evolved, and, in most circumstances, have improved over time. In doing so, we take an evolutionary and pragmatic view; we are interested in understanding why food-based programs exist and how countries can benefit from transformations such as that of Chhattisgarh, not in determining whether those programs should exist.
2015 Nutrition country profile: Sri Lanka
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Washington, DC 2015

Collection: /p15738coll2
Series: Global Nutrition Report
Record type: Factsheet
Keywords: nutrition; malnutrition; nutrition policies; anemia; stunting; obesity; overweight; diabetes; children; micronutrients; health; climate change; private sector; agricultural development; agricultural policies; economic development; sustainability; food systems; breast feeding; indicators
Countries: SRI LANKA; SOUTH ASIA; ASIA
Language: English
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IFPRI descriptor: IFPRI1; CRP4; B Promoting healthy food systems
Date created: 2015-12-22
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Resource URL: http://ebrary.ifpri.org/utils/getdownloaditem/collection/p15738coll2/id/130045/filename/130045.pdf/mapsto/pdf
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The 193 individual country profiles capture the status and progress of all UN Member States, and the 80+ indicators include a wealth of information on child, adolescent and adult anthropometry and nutritional status, in addition to intervention coverage, food supply, economics, and demography. This tool is particularly useful for nutrition champions at the country-level, as it presents a wide range of evidence needed to assess country progress in improving nutrition and nutrition-related outcomes.
2014 Nutrition country profile: Sri Lanka
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Washington, D.C. 2014

Collection: /p15738coll2
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Record type: Factsheet
Keywords: Nutrition; Poverty; Stunting; Children; malnutrition; Micronutrients; Mortality; Nutrition policies; Indicators; Food supply; Anemia; Birth weight; Breast feeding
Countries: SRI LANKA; SOUTH ASIA; ASIA
Language: English
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IFPRI descriptor: IFPRI1; CRP4; B Promoting healthy food systems
Date created: 2014-12-04
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Resource URL: http://ebrary.ifpri.org/utils/getdownloaditem/collection/p15738coll2/id/128690/filename/128690.pdf/mapsto/pdf
Public agricultural R&D in South Asia
Stads, Gert-Jan; Rahija, Michael. Washington, D.C. 2012

Collection: /p15738coll2
Series: ASTI Synthesis Report
Record type: Report
Keywords: Public investment; Agricultural research; undernourishment; Undernutrition; Poverty; Agricultural development; Nutrition
Countries: BANGLADESH; INDIA; NEPAL; PAKISTAN; SRI LANKA; SOUTH ASIA; ASIA
Language: English
Dataset files: http://dx.doi.org/10.2499/9780896298002
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2499/9780896298002
DOIA: 10.2499/9780896298002
IFPRI descriptor: IFPRI1; ASTI
Date created: 2012-09-26
Subtitle: Greater government commitment, yet underinvestment persists
orcida: 0000-0002-7982-2271;
Resource URL: http://ebrary.ifpri.org/utils/getdownloaditem/collection/p15738coll2/id/127141/filename/127141.pdf/mapsto/pdf
DOI : 10.2499/9780896298002
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This report analyzes input indicators of public agricultural R&D for five South Asian countries: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. It presents trends and challenges with regard to agricultural R&D investments and human resource capacity throughout the subregion, and provides recommendations for ways to address some of these challenges.
Sri Lanka: Recent developments in public agricultural research
Girihagama, Padmini; Rahija, Michael; Stads, Gert-Jan. Washington, D.C. 2012

Collection: /p15738coll2
Series: ASTI Country Note
Record type: Project Note
Keywords: agricultural research and development; Agricultural Investment; Public investment
Countries: SRI LANKA; SOUTH ASIA; ASIA
Language: English
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IFPRI descriptor: IFPRI1; ASTI
Date created: 2013-01-30
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orcida: 0000-0002-7982-2271;
Resource URL: http://ebrary.ifpri.org/utils/getdownloaditem/collection/p15738coll2/id/127378/filename/127378.pdf/mapsto/pdf
Rising food prices and their impact on hungry people around the world
Vivalo, Julia. Washington, D.C. 2011

Collection: /p15738coll2
Series: Insights: Magazine of the International Food Policy Research Institute No.: 1
Record type: Infographic
Keywords: rice; Wheat; maize; Corn; Iron; food price crisis; global food crisis; Women; household consumption; Caloric intake; Cereal crops
Countries: ECUADOR; PERU; PHILIPPINES; BANGLADESH; CAMBODIA; SIERRA LEONE; SRI LANKA; MALAYSIA; COTE D'IVOIRE; ECUADOR; JAMAICA; KENYA; SOUTH EAST ASIA; SOUTH ASIA; WEST AFRICA; AFRICA SOUTH OF SAHARA; CARIBBEAN; AFRICA; ASIA
Language: English
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IFPRI descriptor: IFPRI1
Date created: 2012-07-13
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Resource URL: http://ebrary.ifpri.org/utils/getdownloaditem/collection/p15738coll2/id/127011/filename/127011.pdf/mapsto/pdf
Is SAFTA trade creating or trade diverting?
Bouët, Antoine; Mevel, Simon; Thomas, Marcelle. Washington, D.C. 2010

Collection: /p15738coll2
Series: IFPRI Discussion Paper No.: 950
Record type: Discussion paper
Keywords: South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA); trade liberalization; Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model; welfare; trade; applied protection; income; FTA; Markets; Globalization
Countries: SRI LANKA; SOUTH ASIA; ASIA
Language: English
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IFPRI descriptor: IFPRI1; GRP2
Date created: 2016-09-07
Subtitle: A computable general equilibrium assessment with a focus on Sri Lanka
orcida: 0000-0002-8020-8877; 0000-0001-6832-0340;
Resource URL: http://ebrary.ifpri.org/utils/getdownloaditem/collection/p15738coll2/id/517/filename/517.pdf/mapsto/pdf
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The Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) entered its second phase of implementation in 2008. The creation of a free trade area is expected to affect its participants—Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka—very differently given their diversity in terms of size, income, and structure of trade and protection. Using the 2004 MAcMapHS6-v2 database on measures of applied protection at the HS6 level and MIRAGE, a computable general equilibrium global model, this study examines the effects of SAFTA on trade and net income in the region. The magnitude of the effects will depend on initial levels of protection in the region and whether the agreement is trade diverting or trade creating. An important component of the SAFTA agreement is the exemption of products (sensitive list) from the trade liberalization process. Because such exclusion can restrict significantly the benefits from the regional trade agreement, we simulate the effects of SAFTA with and without sensitive products. Our findings show that among South Asian countries, Sri Lanka gains the most from the agreement because it initially has relatively low tariffs and faces high tariffs in the region. Exempting sensitive products from the agreement limits gains from trade for the lower-middle-income members of SAFTA but may be welfare enhancing for the least developed economies.

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