JIFCO Fruits & Vegetables Export
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Long known for their exotic and exquisite flavour and nutrition, Sri Lankan tropical fruits and vegetables are exported to regions in Eastern Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. Sri Lanka is country blessed with a lush tropical climate and a geography that suit a variety of agricultural crops. Sri Lanka has been supplying a vaiety of tropical fruit and vegetables to the world and jointly produce more than 900,000 metric tons of fruit and vegetable annually and export both fresh and processed varieties to many destinations. On top of Sri Lanka’s climatic advantage, the fertile soils and the wisdom handed down from generation to generation, the established agricultural facilities, irrigation systems, and distributed rainfall patterns are quite favorable to the cultivation of such crops.
Sri Lankan Fruit and vegetables are mainly grown by small holder farmers, who operate independently, selling their products to larger exporters during the harvesting season while larger fruit and vegetable exporters also outsource cultivation of fruits and vegetables to farmers on contract basis, who cultivate the assigned crop and deliver the required yield at harvesting periods.
With a consumer-base that is increasingly health-conscious, the global demand for Sri Lankan fruit is clearly on the rise.
Meanwhile, a number of Sri Lankan fruits and vegetables cultivators have initiated the production of organic fruits and vegetables including organic pineapples, papaya, strawberries, grapefruit, pomelo, dragon fruit, star fruit, salad leaves varieties, and green herbs for the international market abiding to the international standards for organic fruit production.
Besides fruits and vegetables, Sri Lanka also exports various endogenous yams and fruit and pods of perennial crops such as bread fruit, young jackfruit, and murunga which are both local and international favourites.
- Small farm & home garden
- Cluster organizations/Commercial farms
- Agro zone Projects and Integrated Agriculture Projects
- Village/Central Collecting Centres
- Provincial wholesale markets
Why Sri Lankan Fruits & Vegetables
Sri Lanka is an ideal choice for agriculture and agro-based industries, due to its natural and man-made facilities: naturally rich soil; a wide range of agro-climatic zones; a well distributed rainfall pattern together with a strong network of irrigation facilities; supported by the skills of an intelligent, educated younger generation; facilitate uninterrupted agricultural production in the country.
A special feature of Sri Lanka is the agricultural diversity coupled with varying climatic conditions. ‘Mother Nature’ has made Sri Lanka ideal for agriculture where the agricultural sector is backed by extensive agro-based infrastructure. Facilitated by appropriate export service facilities, Sri Lanka becomes the choicest for investment in export agriculture.
Meanwhile, a number of Sri Lankan fruits and vegetables cultivators have initiated the production of organic fruits and vegetables including organic pineapples, papaya, strawberries, grapefruit, pomelo, dragon fruit, star fruit, salad leaves varieties, and green herbs for the international market abiding to the international standards for organic fruit production
TOP FRUIT EXPORTS
- Ripe Jack
- Star Fruit
- Passion Fruit
- Sweet & Sour Bananas
TOP VEGETABLE EXPORTS
- Bitter Gourd
- Red Onion
- Green Chilli
- Salad Leaves
Quality Standards & Technology
Sri Lankan farmers at the nurseries are constantly educated to practice GAP (Good Agricultural Practices), and mass producers and exporters are certified under the Global GAP Certification. Traceability throughout the supply chain is monitored to ensure a safe and quality product to consumers.
Sri Lanka has implemented improved technologies on crop cultivation, pest and disease management, quality packaging and improved transportation methods to guarantee freshness. Moreover, the processing and manufacturing facilities comply with local standards (SLSI) and with international quality standards such as ISO 22000, HAACP and other EU standards making it a top choice for countries such as France, Germany and the UK.